We will be back to the 80s after a chilly Tuesday. Some of the leaves are already falling off the Russian olive trees. :(
TOTD: Fat kids. They're everywhere. A friend and I were noticing this a few days ago. Her kids aren't fat (one is kind of scary-skinny) but she didn't do anything in particular to keep them from being fat. She doesn't claim to know how parents should deal with fat kids, either, short of locking the cupboards.
So, how should parents solve this problem? Ridicule was always pretty effective at my house along with dark observations about greed but I'm sure that's out of fashion. If you put a kid on a diet will they just get an eating disorder? How do you persuade a 10 year old to favor salad over Little Debbies? What works? What makes things even worse?