Carrying extra weight around means your body has to work harder than it needs to. Just like when you don’t like it when your teacher gives you extra homework, your body doesn’t like to do more work than it has to. If we can help your body stop overworking, we can make sure you have enough energy to do things that you like to do and what makes you happy like (FILL IN).
Some kids have other health issues, like asthma or trouble concentrating.
“I love you and I don’t have a problem with how you look, but as your parent, I’m concerned that you are carrying around extra weight and this can hurt your health. It can also mean that you don’t have as much energy or get to do the things that you really like to do.”
So, let’s come up with some things we can do to get healthy. (Here are some suggestions that you and your child can talk about. NOTE: They are focused on specific actions that are easy to monitor and measure.)
“Let’s talk about how we might achieve a weight that’s healthiest for you and helps make it easier to do the things you want to do.”