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Well i think that is great that you are helping this young child lose weight, and I think the mother is probably curious as to know why
You can mention that the child plays more with the other children because he is interacting with the other children more
That is good, and I am assuming that he watches tv by himself and does not interact with kids his own age at his home, is that correct?
That is good, well you can tell the mother that because he interacts more and plays with the other children is probably why he is losing weight. You can suggest maybe seeking an extracurricular activity would be helpful for him to continue this process.
So now that he interacts, plays, runs, and has fun. So you do not have to seem judgmental and say that he watches too much TV or eats too much junk food, but maybe suggest to the mother about doing extracurricular activities like sports.
I know, but that should not discourage him from still playing and you showed that.
Well that is up their parent's discretion, you are only there to tell them how he lost the weight and that was by being active, the suggestion for extracurriculars can come from you too, but they will have to sign him up for that
If he finds an activity that he is good at and helps him become more healthy it will help boost his self-confidence
Most likely he has been bullied and that is good that you have no tolerance for it. But eventually he will have to stand up for himself and him building up his confidence is a good start
I would suggest to the parents about enrolling him in a sport that he likes. It could be flag football where his size is good for it, he will get exercise, and it is safe
No, it is not harsh at all. Just say that ever since he has been coming over he has been playing and running around more and more. And that you think playing a sport will be good for him as they promote exercise and can build self-confidence too
She is asking for your advice and you are just making a suggestion and not criticizing her parenting in anyway
I know and I think this will be good for their son and not too hard for the parents. Also this can promote more social skills as he will be spending more time with his peers too
Well schools are cutting back on recess a lot, so I am not too surprised that they do not know how to play with each other.
Haha, really? Wow!
Well this is why extracurricular activities will be good for the children (e.g. sports, art, theater, singing, etc...)
I think you are doing a great job and she trusts you enough to ask for your opinion and suggestions too
I was more of an athletic guy, so I always played sports
Its okay, you are blunt. I think if you approach this way and instead make it sound like a suggestion that she can try with her son it will go well
You do not have to be hugely athletic to still get the benefits from exercise and social interaction with others
Yeah, these extracurriculars are great and many of them are outside of school.
Yes, but lets take it one step at a time. Lets see how she takes this suggestion first :)
I think you will do fine. The evidence shows that what you are doing is working :)
That is good, it sounds like fun
Anytime, is there anything else I can help you with?
That is pretty funny, but it sounds like they are benefiting from being around you