My son is 9 and he loves swimming and walking with me so we do these daily about an hour each. He gets teased about his weight at school and wants to change that over the Summer. He will be going into third grade next year and is way bigger than the other kids. He is five foot two and one hundred forty pounds. He wears size 32-30 jeans and size large tshirts. He wears size 10.5 shoes. He is very tall for his age so he carries his weight well but I worry about the harsh kids comments effecting him. His dad is around seven feet tall and 245 pounds wearing a size 19 shoe. What can I do as his mom to help him feel more accepted? He eats healthy but is still chubby. Should I take him to gym or is nine too young? I feel bad for him and his feelings.
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if they are making fun of him , not for his height, but for his chubbiness, you can limit his meals a bit. I grew from 5'2 to 6'2 in one year and didn't get chubby at all.
No need for the gym, just let him do body exercises like lounges, mountain climbers, pull ups. Also instead of walking for 1 hour, jog for 30 minutes.
Then again, in school, the little kids always messed with the big kids. It's the little man syndrome.1