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What Not to Say to Your Overweight Child

Dear parents of an overweight child, how many times have you said something a little unkind to your child about their weight because you felt it would benefit them in the future? Confused about what to say and not to say? Here are a few sentences that should be immediately and permanently deleted from your vocabulary.

Kids Tell the Truth About Obesity, Shouldn't We?

I heard a story recently that stopped me in my tracks. One overweight nine-year-old was told by another, fitter boy, "If you don't stop eating those fries and pop, you will get fatter." The brave deliverer of the bad news learned the worst lesson, I am afraid: Don't tell the truth.