I was just going to type the same thing lol. I have a 12 year old as well and I model and healthy image pretty damn good IMO. I`m not fixated on the scale or on numbers and I`m not constantly talking to her about weight and body image and all the stuff the media and peers are constantly attacking our poor young ladies with. I am constantly talking about nutrition and health and how you feel and how smart she is and beautiful she is just by being her and all the positive things. It is the media and peers who do alot of these things to our youth;it`s not always the mom. My daughter gets on the scale. I don`t think she`s seen me on a scale more than a handful of times in her 12 years. To the OP; if it sems like a chronic issue I would get rid of the scale but don`t make a huge deal of it.....just let it disappear and then when she ask you can just say you decided it wasn`t needed in the house because life`s not about numbers on a scale. Talk to her about healthy self esteem issues and beauty doesn`t come in numbers;stuff like that. Good luck. Tween girls are a challenge sometimes. As everyone else is saying she should be gaining weight cuz she`s growing. Maybe you can help her see the light that way.
Originally Posted by bookstorecowboy
Last edited by pattyd; 05-14-2011 at 05:31 PM.
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