"Why do parents let their kids get fat?"

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28/09/2012 at 13:08

Re. the everyday activity thing. Some people here are about to move buildings so instead of being a couple of minutes from the train station they will have a 10-15 min walk. One person is seriously considering getting a bus  He's healthy and in his 30s, surely he could walk?!?

Blisters    pirate
28/09/2012 at 14:46

Truly sad LN, but very common.

Oh, and having met Joolska, I can't believe that she ever had so much as an ounce of puppy fat.

28/09/2012 at 16:00

There will always be parents who continually write little Johnny a note to say he's not fit to do PE and feed him on Maccy D's because he refuses to eat healthily.

Well if you don't keep buying him fast food he will have to eat healthy stuff if that's all you buy. Also, the reason he's not fit is because you keep excusing him from PE.

I'm not saying that most parents are like that, but there are a fair few of them.

Edited: 28/09/2012 at 16:03
seren nos    pirate
28/09/2012 at 16:32

when we were in school people used to just forge their own notes......

in my boys school now if you have a note to excuse you for PE you still have to get changed into kit and you have to do other jobs like umpiring etc......so its easier just to do the PE..........

Ricksteer...............its amazing how many kids can be as stubbing as adults......you can refuse them all foods unless they eat their veg.but how many days/ weeks are you prepared to go before either of them will give in.....

if i was given a plate of olives  or bruissekl sprouts and told i couldn't eat anything else until i had ate the olives then i would lose a hell of a lot of weight than eat them ...i would rather eat nothing..............

 

kittenkat    pirate
28/09/2012 at 16:34

Btw, when i was in 'sharing assembly' today at my kids school, I counted out of 31 kids in my youngest daughter's class... 3 very overweight, 3 overweight. They are all kids aged 7 & 8yrs.

seren nos    pirate
28/09/2012 at 16:35

i didn't eat any veg until i was 18..although my brothers and sisters did..........I still only eat a minimum can get away with and bulk up on mushrooms and onions for my veg......

 I ate chips 6 days a week quite often twice a day and roast potatoes on the 7th.............I ate rounds and rounds of bread to fill myself up..............yet I was slim in those years.......

i was not overweight like I am now when i eat a balanced varied diet.......

28/09/2012 at 16:58
seren nos wrote (see)

when we were in school people used to just forge their own notes......

in my boys school now if you have a note to excuse you for PE you still have to get changed into kit and you have to do other jobs like umpiring etc......so its easier just to do the PE..........

Ricksteer...............its amazing how many kids can be as stubbing as adults......you can refuse them all foods unless they eat their veg.but how many days/ weeks are you prepared to go before either of them will give in.....

if i was given a plate of olives  or bruissekl sprouts and told i couldn't eat anything else until i had ate the olives then i would lose a hell of a lot of weight than eat them ...i would rather eat nothing..............

 

Forge their own notes? "That require effort maaaaaaan. That's sooooooo sad." Skulks off with hoodie obscuring face to sulk and listen to rap music with indeciperable lyrics. 

seren nos    pirate
28/09/2012 at 17:56

must be easier to forge them now with comnputers.......................

28/09/2012 at 19:19

Seren - olives are poisonous anyway. I've heard them described as the devils'......erm....we'll say "eyeballs........."

28/09/2012 at 20:50

Olives poisonous?  Really, I quite like them.

How much PE gets done these days.  My little one has just started Reception but we've been told his PE kit has to stay in school in case they do it and it will be returned at half term!

28/09/2012 at 21:44

My kids do PE 3 times a week.  That's primary and high school.  Not including after school footie and hockey.  

For all that Scotland is supposed to be very unhealthy (and Liz McColgan was apparentlly testifying to parliament this week that there aren't good enough facilities  because £3 to play footie is too expensive)- there are a shit load of sports grounds, footie pitches, tennis courts and parks near where I live and several times more sports clubs (local authority and private) than I remember as a kid. Perhaps access isn't perfect but by god there are so many facilities and they are really good quality too.  

 

I live in South Lanarkshire so only a few miles from where the new commonwealth games stuff is being built - and it looks fabulous. 

28/09/2012 at 22:10
@ cinders. Game and Gamestation are still around though many stores closed. The kids are still fat though. I think a game should be made called 'go play in the park'. When the kids plays the disk it should display on the TV in nice big letters GO PLAY IN THE PARK FATTY.

Joking aside, people do need to wise up. Where I live we have exercise machines for kids in the park. What a waste of money. They only need a football to have fun and keep fit. The world has gone f**king mad.
28/09/2012 at 22:23

Simple solution.

1. MacDonalds should get rid of their drive through.

2. Fast food restaurants should have a door that's a foot wide. If you can't squeexe through the door, you can't go in.

3. All games consoles and televisions to be powered by a treadmill.

4.Cadbury's to make a switch to producing fruit and veg products.

28/09/2012 at 23:07

Interesting thread! A combination of genetics and environment I guess..

In mah daay *cue Hovis theme* there wasn't the processed, energy-dense foods kids eat today, I played out with my mates til it was dark, I cycled everywhere and didn't get taxi'd in a Mum Truck. Maybe 1 kid in our class of 30 was a fatty, as were their parents.

Nowadays you see kids old enough to walk, in buggies, being fed sweets and / or sugary drinks by their overweight parents who haven't a clue.

And as for fat dogs.. that's animal cruelty. Again there's a fat owner on t'other end of the lead 

29/09/2012 at 08:41

Lol Rickster, I've long said that about televisions being powered by a treadmill.  If kids want to view it then they have to power it up first!

Raindog, we've got one of those roller treadmills in our local park and its actually very popular, no idea why!

kittenkat    pirate
29/09/2012 at 08:50
Cinders wrote (see)

Olives poisonous?  Really, I quite like them.

How much PE gets done these days.  My little one has just started Reception but we've been told his PE kit has to stay in school in case they do it and it will be returned at half term!

PE in primary schools is notoriously not well planned or delivered.

Of course in some it will be...

29/09/2012 at 08:59

It's a shame KK.  The school hall looked great fun with all the climbing frames etc and he's raring to go on it

seren nos    pirate
29/09/2012 at 09:13

money and transport can be a problem for kids and sports.............my boys play hockey.......the local hockey club is 7 miles away by car but would be at least 2 buses away because its in a different valley.

the club is great that under 18's only pay £40 a year for all the match fees and training fees........and they do help them get to away matches ..but agian the pickup point is 7 or 8 miles away...............

if the kids are good they get invited to special sesions run by welsh hockey.....14 sessions during the year.............but the up front cost is £150 each......so a hell of a lot of money to pay and you have transport the kids to  cardiff........

without transport around here its difficult to get kids to activities.....

even after school activities in my sons school........as its after hours no school bus so parents have to go and pick them up........we are only 5 miles away some a lot more......no direct bus and 5 miles is a long way to walk with  abag of books and a bag of kit

seren nos    pirate
29/09/2012 at 11:51

was lloking ath the local pools swim aquads........teh A squad is £600 a year paid monthyly.they then have top pay for welsh swim memebership and god knows what else.........

sport isn't cheap is it

01/10/2012 at 12:00

Maybe the reason is because they're also fat and just don't give a damn? Just saying.

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