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How to stop over eating


Posted by mom76563, 3rd June 2016


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  • As long as she is happy and healthy then does it really matter??
    kids say lots of mean things to one another and not necessarily meaning it. we have made fat a bad thing and kids use it as an easy insult, just like calling a child calling another stupid isnt a true reflection of their ability..


  • Reassure her that she is beautiful. Perhaps without realising that you are trying to keep her active to stop weight gain you can do activities with her like go for a bike ride, a walk in a park/beach, take her for a swim together. She will love your company and it will help her.
    If she is upset by it keep reassuring her she is beautiful and if she is being bullied, speak to the school or the mums of the children doing the bullying.


  • Kids can be mean without thinking of the consequences.
    Talk to your daughter on how she feels about her body, check her eating habit.
    Kids need to eat properly so they grow up properly. It doesn’t mean she has to reduce her eating to stop being fat.
    Baby fat will disappear over time and when she starting to grow taller, the fat will go.


  • 1. Is she actually overweight? If so, get a gauge on how she feels about herself. If she isn’t happy, then start a healthy eating & exercise plan (could just be walking to school or riding a bike on weekends rather than playing computer games etc).
    Also, most importantly, guide your child to love who she is. We encounter nasty People in our life. It is important that she is made aware that these people are the ones with the issues. Teach her affirmations to love herself and forgive others for their ways. of it continues, advise the school. It should be managed.


  • My 6 yr old granddaughter was called “fat” by another child at her school & she was terribly hurt & self conscious of herself before asking me if I thought she was. My immediate reaction was “No” you are a healthy beautiful little girl & maybe that child was jealous of you because you are a very kind little girl that has made friends easily with others & she may have problems making friends. Weeks later I’m told she now is her friend. Kid’s can be cruel but they can also turn around with a little help from a Grandma’s suggestion.


  • I think the name-calling needs to be addressed; depending where the insult came from I think teachers etc. might be able to help. Whether there is a health issue or not it is never helpful for names to be called. Your daughter needs to know it was wrong for people to name-call (think about all those with glasses called 4-eyes) and help her feel ok. Then if there is a health issue with weight/BMI maybe see a GP for some advice to help guide you both in the way forward. It might not just be overeating.


  • Also, if there is overeating, discuss the reasons why in a calm and respectful manner. Kids often have so much insight and the answers too.


  • There has to be a reason beneath why she keeps eating.. Is she depressed.? If people are calling her fat it has to be doing damage to her confidence.. All I can suggest is for you not to have treats on hand in the pantry.. Only have healthy options so if its not there she can not eat it.. Also if this doesnt help ask your doctor for a refferal so you can get to what is causing this problem..


  • A discussion about body image is a good start. Also, age appropriate books on body image and weight. Resilience is also important as people will always say unpleasant things and it is about teaching children how to value themselves.


  • Yes definitely talk to her about how she feels.
    How old is she?
    Is she in fact overweight?
    Has she been called fat just the once or is she being constantly bullied?
    Is the overeating because she is bored or unhappy with other aspects of her life?

    I ask these questions because I have been there personally. As a teenager I had weight issues, self image issues and now I am dealing with my 11 year old Stepson and his issues around weight and self confidence.


  • Talk to her about how she feels- be honest.


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