What are the best ways to keep my preschooler active through the winter? She does go to preschool 2 days a week. I don't get home from work until 7-8pm and it is hard to do any activity then, it is bedtime!View Thread
I really like the obstacle course idea! We have been thinking about getting the nick jr wii game. One thing I forgot was hopscotch, I had seen where someone made their kid one out of a piece of heavy fabric and paint- I thought I could use tape on a yoga mat to make one that would stay put. My mil also has one of those moon bounce balls that has the handle on the front, I have been considering getting one of those, wasn't sure if it was good for indoors though. I signed her up for a gymnastics class, her first day is this week. I hope some of the stuff she learns she could do inside, tumbling and stuff. thanks everyone!View Thread
My daughter has grown 2 inches, and her weight has stayed the same, so now her bmi has improved- she was 96th and now 88th percent. Still not ideal, but better, hope the pediatrician is happy. I am hoping that she will just hold this weight and grow more!View Thread
Thank you. I became overweight as a child, and still struggle with it, so I am very sensitive about it. I don't want to pass on any of these issues to her. It was awful to be in the office at the first visit, I couldn't help but wonder if the doc was thinking, "well of course the kid is overweight, look at the mom". Although he was very gracious and didn't indicate that at all, we have a good working relationship. He knows that I am a nurse and I like to ask him really specific questions, and challenge him on certain things, and he takes it all in good humor.View Thread
We went to the doctor on Monday, and he was very happy with her growth. I think she is still technically overweight, but he said that she is right within the perecentile she has been in, and as long as she does not get into a higher percentile, he thinks she is fine. Yay! I am very relieved. I was concerned I might have to micromanage her diet to get her where she needs to be, and he said to keep doing what we were doing.View Thread
We kind of made changes, nothing drastic, I think my MIL not giving her so much juice made a big difference, but she has been really active this summer. I am so proud of her anyway, but she really made me smile the other day. My sister ordered a dessert to share, and my dd said "No thank you, I don't want the treat, I want to go home." I never in a million years would of thought I would raise a child that would turn down dessert. Of course, yesterday she was asking for all kinds of junk for a night snack, and we had to have the "sweets don't help you grow strong" conversation lol.View Thread
That is really cool about your daughter- I wish I had taken dance as a child. I am going to rethink the class for the winter, I am in Missouri and at times the weather can really interfere with activity. I do think some kind of class or sport is important at some point. I played softball and volleyball and even though I was not competitive they really helped my self esteem. My father in law is a black belt in tae kwan do and I always thought that would be a great thing, since they teach respect and self awareness along with activity. What scares me is kids that are in so many activites that they burn out, or don't know how to play on their own when they have a little free time.View Thread
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