150 pound 4 year old! - page 4

Ok, I admit it! I watched Dr. Phil today on my day off! I have a cold on my day off and was lounging on the couch. lol This mother has a son who weighs 150 pounds and was in complete denial... Read More

  1. by   sanakruz
    The SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES this week shot down the lawsuit against McDonalds.
    For those uninitiated that means there wil be no more 'suits
  2. by   cactus wren
    And did you folks see the show the next day? There was a mother who had her child placed in foster care, and he lost weight, and actually looked healthy? That mom was whining about she didn`t do anyhting wrong....Grrrr...... I`m over weight, have been most of my life...but my 5 children aren`t and have never been....) They ate healthy meals, and were sent out to play.....Now in this current world, I can see how getting a child outside to play is hard...I wouldn`t let a child outside without constant supervision...especially if one lives in a city..Glad my g-kids all live in rural areas....
  3. by   SimplyMe
    I agree with what everyone is saying about the child. It does lay upon the mother at that age. I have been overweight all my life and I know how it feels to be picked on. You don't know how it is until you have been there yourself and really don't have a right to judge unless you have. But, my point is, I swore that my daughter would never be overweight. She is now five years old and I am very proud of the eating habits I have taught her. She would choose vegetables like tomatoes over junk any day. I don't blame my mother for my weight. But I make sure that my little girl was introduced to the right things at an early age, she is not deprived of McDonalds or pizza but it's all in moderation. She is a beautiful, healthy, active five year old and I pray she never struggles with her weight the way that I have.
  4. by   panda_181
    And this is why I think people should have to take a test before they become parents! You have to take a test to get a driver's license, and this is much more important than driving a car!

    And speaking of sueing the fast food joints, did anyone hear of the woman who sued her doctor/the hospital because she felt pain while giving birth? I guess he told her if she had an epidural she wouldn't feel any pain (bull!) and since she did she sued him...she got over 1 million bucks from that one! What is this world coming to?

  5. by   KIMHBTRAN
    He must've had a lousy lawyer!

    Re: 150 lb 4-year old
    Social services should be notified or something!
  6. by   RN2B2005
    Personally, I believe that the parents' self-image has a lot to do with how the child perceives food.

    My sister-in-law is very insecure about her appearance--even though she's a knockout by any standard. She's had some issues with her weight, although at the opposite end of the spectrum; all of us in the family suspect that she has some sort of eating disorder, as she either doesn't eat at all or eats and vomits.

    Her oldest son, now four, has turned food into a power struggle. R. spends an inordinate amount of time trying to get him to eat, but then makes comments about her own weight. My nephew went through a normal toddler "picky" period and found out that a great way to get attention was to not eat. The end result is my nephew weighs only 27 pounds and barely eats anything when his mother is around (he eats like a normal kid when she's not around).

    R. is in denial just like the mother on Dr. Phil's show--she's hauled my nephew to various doctors, only to be told that there's nothing wrong. None of these doctors has had the cojones to tell her the obvious--that her behaviour is directly contributing to her son's weight (or lack of it). The only good thing about all this is that my niece, who is 2 1/2 now, is robustly healthy and eats like a horse, because her mum is too preoccupied with her brother to notice what she does or doesn't eat.
  7. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Very disturbing...
  8. by   LilgirlRN
    Had a 180 lb 8 yr old and I thought that was bad. She was as tall as me however, 5 ft 4.
  9. by   whipping girl in 07
    Originally posted by future_guru
    Maury had on a show a few years ago with a couple that had a boy I think about 5, severly overweight. While the father was at work mom would let the boy eat whatever he wanted
    The sister, mom, and nephew of a good friend of ours was on this same show. I remember when the kid (not the one you're talking about) was a baby, he would drink 5-8 oz bottles of formula each night (not to mention what he would eat during the day and the formula he would drink during the day). The mom (my friend's sister) came over one day without the baby and was telling me about this and I asked her if she thought that was normal and what her son's doctor had to say about it. She completely avoided my questions and acted like it was good that her baby had such a big appetite, even though at one year he was already over 40 lbs and so fat he couldn't even walk. Now, it did turn out that the child had hyperpituitarism, causing him to grow big, but even the doctors said that feeding him so much made things much worse. Now the child is 6 years old, over 5 feet tall, and God knows how much he weighs; no one will admit it but I'd venture to guess he's close to 200 lbs, maybe even more. It's such a shame.

    I don't usually watch Dr. Phil, but I did happen to see this episode, and it brought back the memory of my friend's family being on Maury. I wish I'd seen this thread then.
  10. by   Hidi74
    originally posted by lldparn
    i agree with geri--people in today's society only want to blame others for problems that they bring on themselves. the lack of personal responsibility and accountability these days is disturbing and maddening. makes you want to kick these people in the behind and say "wake up! get a clue"

    newly minted msn
    ok...i am gonna be real mean for a sec.......this woman needs to get off her lazy a** , cut up some carrots.....and feed her kiddo decent food.....maybe she will lose a few pounds as well....... this show made me sooooooooooooooooooooooo mad!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   Aussienurse2
    My boys don't eat...they inhale, but if the sun is shining they are not allowed in the house, they're way too noisy for one thing and for another I just need some peace and quiet in my life. How could anyone put up with a child inside all day? How can a single mother afford sooo much take out?

    I think nutrition should be taught at school in class, something the kids have to take tests for to get a passing grade. After a few generations the problem might be lessoned and our kids might be a little healthier. I don't know, maybe people should just be screened for defects before being allowed to breed.
  12. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Maybe what the dietician who said the kid needed to eat "more" REALLY said the kid needed to eat MORE HEALTHY FOODS and MORE BALANCED DIET. The mom probably just heard what she wanted to hear.
  13. by   linzz
    My niece has a severe weight problem. She is 5 and she likely weighs 90 - 100 lbs. This girl is so heavy that she looks bloated all over and her belly hangs way over her pants. Mom is in total denial and will give her an extra sandwich for lunch without a second thought. It just bugs me so much and to make things worse, there is a family hx of type 2 diabetes. Another poster mentioned that sometimes a child is overweight because the parents just never say no. This is certainly the case here. Very sad.