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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 11:15 PM
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86. You don't.
It's none of your business.
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  -How Do I Tell a Parent Her Kid Is Out of Shape? RandySF  Feb-02-09 02:03 PM   #0 
  - Unsolicited advice is almost always Unwanted Advice  MineralMan   Feb-02-09 02:05 PM   #1 
  - Even solicited advice is often not really welcome. n/t  elocs   Feb-02-09 02:16 PM   #17 
  - Why not go for a family walk with here? Let your boy walk and let her get all worn out trying to kee...  Vincardog   Feb-02-09 02:05 PM   #2 
  - Don't diagnose the kid  nichomachus   Feb-02-09 02:06 PM   #3 
  - I agree with this  wildflower   Feb-02-09 03:45 PM   #49 
  - Rat her out to Child Protective Services for child abuse  slackmaster   Feb-02-09 02:06 PM   #4 
  - I hope you're not serious. All this would show is ignorance.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 02:26 PM   #26 
     - Either she is abusing the kid or she is not  slackmaster   Feb-02-09 02:46 PM   #36 
     - It's not minding your own business to call CPS.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 03:03 PM   #39 
     - I'm saying either call CPS, or do nothing  slackmaster   Feb-02-09 03:08 PM   #43 
     - But there is no evidence of abuse. So why bring up CPS? n/t  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 10:13 PM   #70 
     - It's all or nothing for a lot of people...  LanternWaste   Feb-02-09 03:24 PM   #46 
     - Hello?  LisaL   Feb-02-09 07:11 PM   #66 
     - I have to agree  Zodiak   Feb-02-09 04:33 PM   #59 
        - "Really young kids have lots of energy, but no endurance for walking."  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 11:37 PM   #91 
           - Yes, that is what I'm saying  Zodiak   Feb-03-09 12:41 AM   #97 
              - Your answer just now is the perfect one. Too bad the OP (and some others)  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 01:04 AM   #102 
  - I think a 3 year old walking the hills of SF is too much  nini   Feb-02-09 02:07 PM   #5 
  - exactly how much do you know about this kid's medical history?  Donnachaidh   Feb-02-09 02:07 PM   #6 
  - We've known the kids almost since birth  RandySF   Feb-02-09 02:09 PM   #8 
     - If you feel you must bring it up  prolesunited   Feb-02-09 02:12 PM   #11 
     - It's not asthma. He's just stressed from being expected to do something  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 02:38 PM   #31 
  - She knows. nt  NOW tense   Feb-02-09 02:09 PM   #7 
  - Perhaps it's wise not to tell, but rather, to ask.  IntravenousDemilo   Feb-02-09 02:10 PM   #9 
  - Thats good.  elleng   Feb-03-09 12:56 AM   #101 
  - Are you sure he doesn't have a medical problem?  Hello_Kitty   Feb-02-09 02:11 PM   #10 
  - I have found it best to steer clear of telling other people how and  OHdem10   Feb-02-09 02:12 PM   #12 
  - That assumes the child isn't getting enough activity.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 03:01 PM   #38 
  - This is well may be a medical problem  Fovea   Feb-02-09 02:12 PM   #13 
  - My undiagnosed Celiac daughter tired very, very quickly...  SidDithers   Feb-02-09 04:32 PM   #57 
     - Glad you got your daughter diagnosed.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 11:47 PM   #96 
        - Thanks. Diagnosed at 5...  SidDithers   Feb-03-09 08:48 AM   #106 
  - Ask Mom if She'd Like to Join You & Your  otohara   Feb-02-09 02:14 PM   #14 
  - Suggest more play=dates at the park or for walks down by the water / Embarcadero.  Parker CA   Feb-02-09 02:16 PM   #15 
  - unless you're a doctor it will probably end in disaster.  Soylent Brice   Feb-02-09 02:16 PM   #16 
  - Yes, welcome to DU which is like the Hotel California:  elocs   Feb-02-09 02:18 PM   #18 
  - i used to walk the hills of sf, toting a conga drum made from a  grannie4peace   Feb-02-09 02:18 PM   #19 
  - If s/he says that, s/he should not be surprised to lose a friend. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 02:40 PM   #32 
     - if you are going to say something you should love  grannie4peace   Feb-02-09 03:32 PM   #47 
        - To say "your kid is out of shape compared to mine" would sound competitive  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 10:24 PM   #76 
  - How often do you babysit him?  SteelPenguin   Feb-02-09 02:20 PM   #20 
  - You don't.  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:21 PM   #21 
  - And be sure to never call the cops if you see someone being beaten on the street and left to die.  Deja Q   Feb-02-09 07:14 PM   #67 
     - There's no comparison at all. This 3 year old is behaving like a typical  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 11:07 PM   #120 
  - I've seen paraplegics make better use of their legs than your son.  Ezlivin   Feb-02-09 02:23 PM   #22 
  - It's not my son  RandySF   Feb-02-09 02:31 PM   #27 
  - Whoosh  LostinVA   Feb-02-09 03:03 PM   #40 
  - ...  Donnachaidh   Feb-02-09 03:20 PM   #45 
  - Right OVER  mtnester   Feb-02-09 05:45 PM   #64 
  - Didn't even stop to collect $200!! n/t  prayin4rain   Feb-02-09 10:19 PM   #73 
  - you called that right  CreekDog   Feb-02-09 11:01 PM   #81 
  - ........  Runcible Spoon   Feb-02-09 04:26 PM   #55 
     - hahahahhahahha n/t  prayin4rain   Feb-02-09 10:20 PM   #74 
  - ROFL  Zywiec   Feb-02-09 03:09 PM   #44 
  - But why break it to the kid gently?  Ignis   Feb-02-09 04:19 PM   #52 
  - You should suggest she have him see a doctor  Stephanie   Feb-02-09 02:23 PM   #23 
  - I bet anything the child isn't really out of breath. He's just frustrated  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 02:44 PM   #34 
  - Telling other people how to parents is a good way to wind up  NeedleCast   Feb-02-09 02:25 PM   #24 
  - I would describe the situation to his mom without making any judgments  Fleshdancer   Feb-02-09 02:25 PM   #25 
  - loosen some nuts/bolts in the stroller.  Lance_Boyle   Feb-02-09 02:31 PM   #28 
  - lol ...  chatnoir   Feb-02-09 02:44 PM   #33 
  - Consult a child care book. This is perfectly normal 3 yr. old behavior.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 02:32 PM   #29 
  - You are correct.  RadiationTherapy   Feb-02-09 04:25 PM   #54 
     - Thanks, RadiationTherapy. I'm kind of surprised, too,  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 10:15 PM   #71 
  - how do i tell a parent their kid is stupid. academics, learning, thinking is top priority in our  seabeyond   Feb-02-09 02:32 PM   #30 
  - Get really really drunk and call the parents in the middle of the night.  ZombieHorde   Feb-02-09 02:46 PM   #35 
  - Sounds like you are pushing YOUR kid too hard. 3 years old?! C'mon now.  earth mom   Feb-02-09 02:53 PM   #37 
  - I was thinkiing that, too  LostinVA   Feb-02-09 03:04 PM   #41 
  - Maybe the kid is out of breath because of a medical problem.  Vinca   Feb-02-09 03:06 PM   #42 
  - We live on a very steep hill...  ContinentalOp   Feb-02-09 03:42 PM   #48 
  - Since you live in SF, it would be easy to play the "concern" card.  Greyhound   Feb-02-09 03:47 PM   #50 
  - It's not really your place to offer  Dorian Gray   Feb-02-09 04:12 PM   #51 
  - Maybe the kid has asthma  XemaSab   Feb-02-09 04:21 PM   #53 
  - I don't know, but make sure you use the word "fatty".  bbernardini   Feb-02-09 04:32 PM   #56 
  - He could definitely have a medical condition  LisaM   Feb-02-09 04:32 PM   #58 
  - myob  book_worm   Feb-02-09 04:34 PM   #60 
  - Just schedule more playdates  rucky   Feb-02-09 04:42 PM   #61 
  - I'd make a game out of it, and see if being winded disappears  Ms. Toad   Feb-02-09 05:30 PM   #62 
  - It is none of your business.  WindRiverMan   Feb-02-09 05:40 PM   #63 
  - Tell the mother your concerned her child may have asthma. Other than that, mind your business.  readmoreoften   Feb-02-09 05:47 PM   #65 
  - That's why most kids have pediatricians  Horse with no Name   Feb-02-09 07:17 PM   #68 
  - As already has been pointed out, the child might be completely normal,  LisaL   Feb-02-09 07:21 PM   #69 
  - You don't...He's only two years old. He'll outgrow it...  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 10:19 PM   #72 
  - Why not take the nice route  Maru Kitteh   Feb-02-09 10:22 PM   #75 
  - RandySF, maybe you're the one who needs to get in better shape,  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 10:35 PM   #77 
  - How do I tell a DUer that his OP is full of shit?  Midlodemocrat   Feb-02-09 10:39 PM   #78 
  - I love this thread. A mish-mash of shit advice and ill-advisement.  flvegan   Feb-02-09 10:48 PM   #79 
  - You did, but consider what you are up against:  CreekDog   Feb-02-09 11:07 PM   #83 
  - maybe the kid has asthma?  notadmblnd   Feb-02-09 10:53 PM   #80 
  - Who knows.  LisaL   Feb-02-09 11:32 PM   #90 
  - How do I tell the author of the OP that they are the one who is out of shape?  Blue Diadem   Feb-02-09 11:03 PM   #82 
  - Don't worry about someone elses kid  Brooklyns_Finest   Feb-02-09 11:10 PM   #84 
  - There's no reason to suspect the other parent doesn't care about her child's health.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 11:41 PM   #92 
  - which two blocks? from where to where?  CreekDog   Feb-02-09 11:10 PM   #85 
  - Muscles, bones, joints, sense of balance are all still developing in a three year old.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 11:43 PM   #93 
  - You don't.  Lucian   Feb-02-09 11:15 PM   #86 
  - Id say its none of your business...but all of it is really none of My business.  MadBadger   Feb-02-09 11:17 PM   #87 
  - Hey, I liked  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 11:43 PM   #94 
  - I am told Weekly to STFU because i scold kids for STEALING from me. i am told that i have no right..  slampoet   Feb-02-09 11:24 PM   #88 
  - If you catch my kids stealing I hope you get on to them...  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 11:27 PM   #89 
  - You have a right to ban those parents from your store.  pnwmom   Feb-02-09 11:45 PM   #95 
  - I don't have a store, I have a farmer's market. The situation is ...well, More complicated.  slampoet   Feb-03-09 02:52 AM   #104 
  - Fucking thief kids!  JVS   Feb-03-09 12:53 AM   #100 
  - Assuming you're not their pediatrician, you don't.  LeftyMom   Feb-03-09 12:47 AM   #98 
  - Do you know their pediatrician?:  elleng   Feb-03-09 12:51 AM   #99 
  - Suggest a checkup, might be asthma. or allergy.. a common reason for kids to run out of  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-09 01:09 AM   #103 
  - If the child has energy in other situations -- at a park for instance --  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 09:34 AM   #112 
     - Our much older parrots suffer from this as well... they are CURIOUS  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-09 10:22 PM   #119 
  - I was in SF this summer for a conference.  BamaGirl   Feb-03-09 03:13 AM   #105 
  - If the child isn't just being a stubborn three year old, then there's something medically wrong with  TwilightGardener   Feb-03-09 08:50 AM   #107 
  - That really isn't true. Kids do have boundless energy at age, BUT  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 09:26 AM   #109 
     - Well, yeah--I don't know any little kid who doesn't turn into a passive-aggressive  TwilightGardener   Feb-03-09 09:33 AM   #111 
        - Exactly! Oh yes, I remember that "lump of deadweight" phenomenon!  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 09:40 AM   #116 
  - He is three. Two blocks is a long way for some healthy three yr olds.  FedUpWithIt All   Feb-03-09 09:03 AM   #108 
  - Good answer. And some of those hills in San Francisco are pretty steep  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 09:30 AM   #110 
  - I agree  gollygee   Feb-03-09 09:38 AM   #115 
  - Use telepathy  JVS   Feb-03-09 09:36 AM   #113 
  - Say, "Damn! Your kid's out of shape!"  Iggo   Feb-03-09 09:37 AM   #114 
  - No, don't leave it at that. Be sure to add:  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 09:44 AM   #117 
  - You could say: "I need you to leave John's stroller here with me. He still needs it when  pnwmom   Feb-03-09 10:03 AM   #118 
  - The day will come when she no longer can push the stroller. He will have to walk then.  appleannie1   Feb-03-09 11:11 PM   #121 

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