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Quiz the Coach :: Worried about Weight

Hey Coach,


I’m worried about my buddy. He's a dude in 7th grade like me and he is just a little shorter… but what worries me is that he is only 61 pounds! Should I be worried and encourage him to gain a little more weight or just leave him alone???


Mickey Mouse


Dear Mickey Mouse,


It’s very good for you to be concerned about your friend. Friends should be honest with each other and if there is something on your mind, you should let your buddy know about it. The important thing is not to say anything that may hurt or embarrass your friend. You have to be subtle because this is a very sensitive subject.


Self-Esteem Situation

Most kids are very self-conscious about the way they look. That means that they are worried about it. Anything you say about how your friend looks may be very hurtful and could crush his self-esteem and confidence. Be careful! It might be a good idea not to say anything at all about the way your friend looks.


Eating Encouragement

There are many ways you can go about trying to help your friend without saying anything at all! Here are some suggestions:


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  • Invite your friend over for meals (make sure your mom or dad makes some yummy food your friend likes)
  • Go out for fruit smoothies
  • Talk about your favorite foods
  • Encourage your friend to get some exercise with you
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Make sure when you try all these suggestions to help your friend that you are very subtle. Don’t go overboard and put pressure on your buddy, but just be cool about it. If your friend is not going along with any of your ideas, and he becomes sick or low on energy… you should tell a school councilor.


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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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