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Are harsh straightforward reality checks good?

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  • xrj22
    xrj22 Posts: 199 Member
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    loafylaw wrote: »
    This is something I struggle with. My daughter is very overweight and I say nothing. She sometimes says she is fat and I just say something like “I know it is frustrating when you want to lose and can’t” or I just say nothing. I don’t deny it but I see no reason to affirm what she knows. I am never sure of the right thing to say.

    It sounds like maybe you should open. A discussion, not tell her something. How would something like this work: "do you want to talk about it?"..... "is there any way I can be helpful?" Or "I worry about you weight, but I care more about your happiness. What would you want me to do?"