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    By Suzanne

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    Hi. I don't hesitate to mention the weight problem to my sped kids' parents. I think parents do a terrible injustice to their kids when they overfeed them. To me, it's a form of abuse. These kids will suffer from it socially and physically. How I handle it is when I have a parent conference, I just mention that ____ is about twice the size of the other kids. It's not good for his heart, and the other kids are making fun of him. Then I suggest that the parent cut back on portions and see that _____ gets exercise everyday, bicycling or whatever. I don't care if the parents are overweight or whether I offend them. It is cruel to feed a child until they're fat. That's my opinion and I apologize if it's harsh.

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