The Over Weight Child
Promoting Fitness and Self-Esteem
Pitman and Kaufman
I always cringe when I see books that are aimed at these types of problems. From the parent perspective, it is difficult to see a child struggle with issues. However, there is also that underlying judgment if you just conform, no one will tease you. I would be the first to say that obesity is an important issue and I know that a sedentary lifestyle exacerbates this. I would be willing to guess that a lot of kids know this as well.
I think the author is trying to give good advice, but each one of her suggestions seems trite. Half of these suggestions sound like punishing a kid, given that most of them sound like chores. It is a weeder just based on the age, but I also think that it would be very difficult to write a book that strikes a balance between health issues and helpful advice. The only thing I can say is at least it isn’t this book. Or this one. Or this one.