Mom finds 7 year old diet list

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Mom finds 7 year old diet list
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Mon, 03-11-2013 - 10:23am

There are a few discussions going on as to whether this is good or bad.  What do you think???  How would you feel if you found this in your 7 year old daughter's room??  http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/bestoftv/2013/03/08/exp-point-weiss-heavy.cnn

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Mon, 03-11-2013 - 1:44pm

Wow! I'm pretty torn on how I feel about this- on one hand, the "diyet list" has some great things on it- drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, etc. On the other hand, I can see why the mom was upset. Seven is pretty darn early to begin worrying about one's appearance!

The thing I most loved was how the blogger's mother-in-law posted in the comment section, completely supporting her daughter-in-law. SO awesome:

"Hello All, I am Amy’s mother in law and grandmother of the little girl. I would like to tell you all that Amy is a wonderful mother to my 3 of my grandchildren (I have 22 grandchildren and another on the way, I also have 6 adult children) so I think that I am well equipped to comment.

I am very hurt and yes quite disgusted by some of the comments and very uplifted by others. Amy hold your head up high you are a wonderful mother.
I can truthfully tell all of the commentors that my granddaughter is a happy, healthy,acitve, loving child. She reads, (I know this well as we give all our grandies books, and she has loads more than what we give), she also have two robust young brothers, so all her play is not “girly”, she has a wonderful extended family on both sides, to whom she relates wonderfully.
She is ver fortunate that she has the body type and genes that she will probably never suffer weight issues.
I am very proud of Amy for the way that she has handled the issue of the “diet” note with my granddaughter, and I also do not expect there to be any repercusionsabout this, life will continue on with a very happy, supportive family.
Love you Ames

Lorraine xx" 

http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/i-found-this-today-on-my-daughters-floor-my-daughter-is-seven/ 

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 8:40pm

I must agree!  Not only does that child have support of her mother but her extended family as well.....this will be a big help as she gets older!