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My daughter called a little girl fat the other day

I was horrifed and I said don't call anyone fat but then I thought about it and wondered what I should do. Has anyone had any experience with this?

Mon. Dec 2, 12:19pm

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I feel for you. I have an elementary school aged daughter, and I am not sure how I would go about this.

Are you familiar with Mighty Girl? You might want to check out their website, a lot of really great resources for parents and children, and they cover topics like this. Click on the "Parenting" tab, and/or the "Books" tab. I'm sure you'll find plenty of resources there.

Hopefully someone has first hand experience on this topic and they can shed some light, offer suggestions. What worked for them, and what didn't.

Thanks for posting this question. I'm curious how others have dealt with this.


Monday, December 02, 2013, 12:27 PM

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sorry, wrong link above. you want the Mighty Girl blog to find articles:

once here at the blog, you can do a blog search. or scroll down on left to see the blog categories.


Monday, December 02, 2013, 12:35 PM

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How old is she? Age would make a big difference for me in how I handled it.

Monday, December 02, 2013, 6:40 PM

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That's a great link. thank you. She's 6 years old. she's not mean. she just watches me try to get thin and i think she's conscious of it.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 11:08 AM

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So, how did you handle it? More than anything I would just be hyper aware of what vibe you put out in your efforts to lose weight - the words you use, how you describe yourself, whether or not you express displeasure with your body/weight/shape, etc.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 1:50 PM

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oops - sorry - just reread your first post - you said you told her not to do that. At her age, as far as what I'd say to her, I'd probably leave it at that.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 1:52 PM

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