Thanks for your helpful advice. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone. There are no rule books when it comes to parenting & sometimes I feel like I’m floundering. I will do as suggested & limit the amount of unhealthy food options in the house (being Xmas there is an abundance of unhealthy food here!) & perhaps getting him involved in making up some healthy snacks between meals will keep him so full he won’t be searching for more food. I will certainly look at the Butterfly Foundation website. I know I sound so incriminating when I catch him out with food in his room - I had a Dad who went on & on about “getting fat” & being sporty & every time I speak to my teen about weight I feel like my Dad’s words are coming out of my mouth! Thanks again for your help. :-)
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I am so worried. I have a 17yo teen who dislikes physical activity & sneaks food into his room. He is sensitive about his weight, which is increasing, yet makes poor food choices. I am also aware that if I harp on too much I could make him overly body conscious. Obviously my concern is primarily from a health point of view, secondly I don’t want him to be put down by his peers. Any suggestions?
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