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  • Posted 03/31/2011 12:47:56 EDT

    Thank you again for the comments. I like RedFishBlueFish's reminders that "10 year olds do not always follow adult rational thought"  :-) and the reminder not to push too hard.  I will try to remember more »

  • Posted 03/29/2011 03:00:25 EDT

    Thanks for the suggestions. She's actually been using deoderant since 2nd grade!  (Because of b.o.)  And we buy the Hannah Montana and other cutely decorated bottles of deoderant.  And she does need t more »

  • Posted 03/29/2011 10:36:21 EDT

    My 10 y.o. daughter is resisting some of our new habits around using deoderant and wearing a cami under her shirts, both of which are things I feel she really needs to do on a daily bas more »

  • Posted 07/14/2010 03:44:56 EDT

    @KEK your comments really hit home.  I feel like the doctor's visit was a call to action and I needed to do something and that my daughter, at age 9, is old enough to be brought in on the action.  But more »

  • Posted 07/13/2010 05:37:49 EDT

    @MummyKitM she's actually gained about 15 lbs/year for the past 2 or 3 years, which seems like a lot to me, but she has also grown a couple or three inches each year too. She has ranked in the high pe more »

  • Posted 07/13/2010 02:29:42 EDT

    Thank you all so much for your comments.  You've given me some great ideas and things to think about.  This is stressful for me, which is why I posted my dilemma here.  I thought we were doing a lot o more »

  • Posted 07/12/2010 10:16:05 EDT

    My daughter is 9 and slightly overweight.  Her pediatrician suggested she lose about 4 lbs but didn't say how.  I'm trying to be more strict about eating healthy and making sure we incorporate fruits more »