It is a challenge to get people to change their behaviors. I think that it is harder with children than adults. Can you tell us how old your son is and what you have tried to date? Is he active in any sports? What does he like to do for recreation? What are his eating habits? We will try to help. Thank you, MBL
I think that it can be especially challenging when trying to help your own child. Besides weight and health issues, self-esteem and emotional issues may be involved. Children can be faced with many of the same eating disorders adults are. I know that when I feel stressed or pressured, even if it doesn't show, I feel like eating more. Being active becomes less appealing as well. But these behaviors and immediately responses are the exact opposite what I need to do for myself.
What you can do as the mother is make sure that the house is full of healthy, nutritious foods. Set a good example and make it less about caring about the pounds, but more about being healthy.
If you can share more detailed information, perhaps we could guide you in a more specific direction.
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