My attitude towards my son's school has reached a whole new level this year!
I received a phone call to tell me that my 5-year-old son was classed as "obese" in his weight check that they had done. It doesn't stop there, she proceeded to ask me if I wanted "help" at home with his eating habits!!!!
I'm not quite sure what she was expecting me to say but I don't think she was ready for my response!!
My boy is five years old, FIVE!! he has been weighed and made to feel like there is a problem with his little, innocent body. Why is weighing children even needed in schools? Is this not what our health visitors and g.p's are for?? We worry about eating disorders and bullying all through image, and they're going into schools and labelling 5-year-olds as obese!!
Now my boy is so tall, not tubby...tall. He was born weighing 8lb 5 so not overly big, but bigger than average, now his dad is 6ft 3, his mama (me) is 5ft 10 so were not the smallest of people. His first ever pair of shoes was a size 7 and he was 11 months old! He is now 5 years old and in a size 1.5!
The results of this joke of a weight check were that he is 4ft 5, 4stone and a 22" waist, He is so slim that his trousers fall down if he doesn't wear a belt, yet I have a nurse on the phone telling me that my son is obese!?
I cannot begin to tell you how angry I am about this, Labelling a 5-year-old is just Ludacris, we send our son to school to be educated not to be weighed and labelled!
Has anyone else encountered this?