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How to talk to your child about being overweight without hurting her feelings and self-esteem

The sight of that chubby kid always draws the comment “how cute!” but the same kid ends up facing unpleasant situations as she grows up. My son was that “cute kid” and his classmates loved to pinch his cheeks. He’d be good-natured about it. But he had an unexpected growth spurt along with an accident that broke his shoulder blade when he was 6 years old, and the two-month recovery added on some extra weight. He wasn’t lazy. In fact,…

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