So I thought I'd share.. In class today I overheard my students talking during some free time... Girl 1-student "how was your break" Girl 2- student "good, but my mom said that now before the summer I have to lose 15lbs" Girl 1 "wow that's a lot" Girl 2 "yeah I know, but she says I have to before summer if I want to be able to go swimming and especially before high school starts"
Okay so my kids are 8th graders, and I over hear lots of stuff, but this really bothered me. I can't imagine being a parent telling my child they "have" to lose weight. This student in particular is nowhere near being overweight either!
Anyway thought I'd share. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's ridiculous to put this type of pressure on your child.
So question: Do you think it is ever justified to tell your young daughter that she "has" to lose weight?
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