Is your child going through weight problems? Watch out for this 5 key signs
For those kids, who try hard to fit in and feel that their weight has become a common topic of discussion, they end up trying to stay away from such gatherings.
"Aww the baby is so cute and chubby!", "Babies must be healthy and fat, else they don't look cute!" ,"OMG, why is your baby so thin?", "Does your baby eat properly?" These are a few such dialogues that you get to hear from others, and surely it gets exhausting to reply to all of them.
What we fail to understand, is weight and being healthy really don't have a very direct relation. In the pursuit of having a socially acceptable 'perfect' baby, we end up making a few mistakes unknowingly and pay a price later for it. Being fat is No.1.
As researched and written by the Pediatrics Publications, this issue is deeper than most of the parents have thought about. It is mental along with a physical stigma. Along with developing a potential health issue in the future due to obesity, it may take a dark turn for them mentally as well.
Watch out for these 5 signs in your child suffering from weight issues and take timely action. Also note, that these symptoms can be seen even in very thin or under-nourished kids as well.
1) Binge Eating
Most of us feel that nagging or comparing with someone else, helps us motivate those who want to lose weight. In the case of kids, most of the times, it backfires. The more you tell your kids not to do a certain thing, the more they will feel the urge to do it. Similarly, they end up binge eating, to forget the situation or to be a rebel.
2) Social Isolation
For those kids, who try hard to fit in and feel that their weight has become a common topic of discussion amongst peers or family, they end up trying to stay away from such gatherings.
They avoid any social communications and slowly and steadily get into depression.
3) Low Self Confidence
The more the child feels not good enough or perfect, the more the child will struggle to grow his confidence. Body shaming will only reduce the child's self-confidence that will hamper his personal and academic growth.
Few kids take this as an opportunity to turn into a rebel. Nurturing the feeling of not being understood by anyone, they end up being a bully to many other kids just to make sure someone listens to them or praises them.
5) Avoidance of Health Care Services
Another symptom that obese kids face is that they tend to develop the fear to visit the doctor's clinics or get treated/tested. The fear of that something is wrong with them, they are fat and more issues might develop, they then avoid going to health care services.