• What Happened When My Tween Started Calling Herself ‘Fat'

    5 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    Raising kids, I had assumed body image would come up eventually, but I didn't expect it to happen so early - at age 9. So when we were driving to see a movie, I asked my 9-year-old why she'd been calling herself fat lately .
    My wife, Mel, had been the one to tell me about it. She works at our daughter's school, and one of her co-workers overheard Norah, along with her two friends, talking about how they need to lose weight. Not that the shape of my daughter defines her, but if you were to actually look for her, she could easily be missed. She's already the shortest in her 3 rd grade class...
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