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It is good to teach children healthy habits but to the point that children like 5 think the are fat no.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fadeaway1289</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978830"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Disgusting and awful.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"></div>
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Agree.<br><br><br>
I do think that kids need to be shown a healthy way of eating and exercise but to say that they will have no friends if they are over weight is bad.
 

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I disagree.<br><br>
It is not like that book tells the kid something new about the fact that they will be made fun of when fat. They are already made fun of. And this is nothing new for this generation either. I remmeber my school that age kids were made fun of for their weight as well. So there is no need to put them into bubble if they already are facing the reality.<br><br>
The book seems like a good way to show the kids that they can change it. and i don't see it causing eating disorders since it tells to do healthy things: eat healthy food and exercise.<br><br>
Maybe if more kids would get this book instead of being told how "outside doesn't matter" and " being fat is good" there would be less problem with overweight kids (now this is increasing as far as i know, probably because people nowdays really love to shelter kids from reality) and eating disorders in young kids because they would not be conflicted with people saying that they should do nothing about their weight and at the same time made fun of
 

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Has someone with childhood weight issues, I can relate to the girl in the book, I think this should be a book for those children that think its ok to bully people like her , maybe this book will be a teaching lesson.
 

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she doesn't go on a "diet", she starts living a healthier life.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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children like 5</div>
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nope.
 

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I highly doubt this particular book is going to trigger eating disorders in young girls, especially if (according to the video) 6 years olds are already making note of their own body and show dissatisfaction with it.
 

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I was overweight when I was 10, I'm 14 now and I've lost a lot of weight since then, and it doesn't get you anymore friends.
 

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I was overweight when I was 10, I'm 14 now and I've lost a lot of weight since then, and it doesn't get you anymore friends.</div>
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Same here.
 

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neither did it for her.<br><br>
soccer did that.
 

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That book looks insane, also the author looks pretty unhealthy himself.
 

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These parents should put more effort into ensuring their kid is eating healthy and exercising, etc., instead of being outraged by this book. This book didn't make their kid fat.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978913"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That book looks insane, also the author looks pretty unhealthy himself.</div>
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Yes! That's the first thing I thought of when I started watching the clip. Overweight pedo-looking dude in a Hawaiian shirt writing children's books, WTF.<br><br>
First Madonna, now this.
 

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Yes! That's the first thing I thought of when I started watching the clip. Overweight pedo-looking dude in a Hawaiian shirt writing children's books, WTF.<br><br>
First Madonna, now this.</div>
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For serious. I thought he looked like a creeper too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
Also, I think the thing that bothers me about this book so much is that it basically teaches kids that when they are being bullied they should cave in to peer pressure and do whatever others want them to. It just tells overweight kids they aren't good enough but they would be if they lost weight, which is the message they get all day anyway.<br><br>
Encouraging healthy eating and exercise is good, but the way it's being done is ridiculous to me.
 

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neither did it for her.<br><br>
soccer did that.</div>
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That's what I noticed. I guess that's why people made fun of me, I wasn't much into sports. :shrug:<br><br>
I don't know how I feel about the book. It's incorrect to make it seem like because you are thin you can be a star or be popular, but it it's no bad thing to eat right, exercise enough and be physically fit. Might help those endorphin levels too and build confidence, and confidence goes a long way to getting you friends.<br><br>
Someone could be teased because they are overweight, or underweight, or have bad hair, or because they're too quiet, too loud, too smart, too stupid, poor, rich...
 

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That's what I noticed. I guess that's why people made fun of me, I wasn't much into sports. :shrug:<br><br>
I don't know how I feel about the book. It's incorrect to make it seem like because you are thin you can be a star or be popular, but it it's no bad thing to eat right, exercise enough and be physically fit. Might help those endorphin levels too and build confidence, and confidence goes a long way to getting you friends.<br><br>
Someone could be teased because they are overweight, or underweight, or have bad hair, or because they're too quiet, too loud, too smart, too stupid, poor, rich...</div>
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So I guess I'm saying the message, while obvious, is good; be healthy. The book not so much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I think maybe the bullying part should have been left out. Bullying is such a hot topic now.......lets not touch that.<br><br>
I'm sure there are MANY children at 14 years old who are legitimately overweight, and I don't think telling them to move a little more and eat better isn't a bad thing, as long as its done under a doctor's supervision.<br>
Diets and exercise can <i>easily</i> be taken waaay out of hand if the young person is left to their own means, and may spiral into future unhealthy patterns.<br><br>
Meh, that's that happened with me at least. And joining the cross-country team in high school didn't bring me hoards of new friends. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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For serious. I thought he looked like a creeper too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
Also, I think the thing that bothers me about this book so much is that it basically teaches kids that when they are being bullied they should cave in to peer pressure and do whatever others want them to. It just tells overweight kids they aren't good enough but they would be if they lost weight, which is the message they get all day anyway.<br><br>
Encouraging healthy eating and exercise is good, but the way it's being done is ridiculous to me.</div>
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the author seemed creepy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 
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