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Dish It’s Hall of Shame: February 2012

Dish It’s Hall of Shame: February 2012

Kidzworld’s Dear Dish-It Hall of Shame is back and better than ever! Read all about the turn-your-face-red moment from February 2012!... read more
Hockey Team Try-Outs

Dear Dish-It: I’m a Scared to Join the Team!

Ninjaloon asks: “I’m thinking of joining a hockey team. I’m a decent skater but the only time I’ve actually picked up a stick was in gym class. I’m af... read more
I'm a Shopaholic!

Dear Dish-It: I’m a Shopaholic!

Shopaholic asks: “I’m obsessed with shopping! I want to buy everything I see! But my parents won’t give me money anymore and with school and everythin... read more
 February 2012 Horoscopes

February 2012 Horoscopes

February is the month of love. Find out what lies ahead in Kidzworld’s horoscopes... read more
Feb 01, 2012 | 129 comments
Messy Room

Dear Dish-It: My Room’s a Mess!

Irish821 asks: “My room is constantly messy – I can’t seem to keep it clean. Help!”... read more
I Like My BFF's Crush

Dear Dish-It: I Like My BFF’s Crush

jojo asks: “My BFF has a huge crush on this cool and cute guy, but I think he likes me. I’m starting to crush on him, too, but I’m scared it will ruin... read more
Middle Kid Syndrome

Dear Dish-It: I’m the Middle Kid

Jay asks: “I’m the middle child in my family and my siblings pick on me constantly. They toss me in the pool, put nail polish on me when I’m sleeping ... read more
Jan 30, 2012 | 119 comments
2012 Chinese Horoscopes

2012 Chinese Horoscopes

According to Chinese culture, 12 animals – the 12 signs of the zodiac – represent certain years. The animal that symbolizes the year you were born in ... read more
Jan 19, 2012 | 404 comments
Dish It’s Hall of Shame: January 2012

Dish It’s Hall of Shame: January 2012

Kidzworld’s Dear Dish-It Hall of Shame is back and better than ever! Read all about the turn-your-face-red moment from January 2012!... read more
Jan 16, 2012 | 14 comments
Racist Bullying

Dear Dish-It: My Skin Color is Different

KK63 asks: “Everyone in my school is white; I’m like the only one that is dark-skinned and I get picked on all the time. I’m getting tired of it, but ... read more
Jan 23, 2012 | 8 comments
Perfectionism

Dear Dish-It: My Girlfriend Puts Herself Down

TheBoyfriend asks: “My girlfriend is the most amazing ever: she’s smart, funny and treats people really well. But she always puts herself down and it’... read more
Jan 16, 2012 | 166 comments
I Want a Boyfriend

Dear Dish-It: I Want a Boyfriend in 2012

Hopeful2012 asks: “I’m turning 16 this year and I’ve never had a boyfriend, but all of my friends have. How do I get one in 2012?”... read more
My Friend Owes Me Money

Dear Dish-It: My Friend Owes Me Money

UOME asks: “My friend asks to borrow $5 every time I see him. I feel mean saying no to him, but he already owes me $20 from before! What should I do?”... read more
January Horoscopes

January 2012 Horoscopes

January marks the beginning of a brand new year! Find out what success lies in your future for 2012 in Kidzworld’s January horoscopes.... read more
Frenemies

Dear Dish-It: Frenemies

MzSmartii asks: “I’m not sure who’s my friend and who’s my enemy at school. Some kids act nice when they want something from me, but as soon as I give... read more

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rainbowpoptart
Goodness... I see where your mother is coming from: if you eat too much, no matter how healthy the food is, and don't work off the calories, you're going to gain weight. But she's being very obsessive and dramatic about it. There is nothing wrong with eating pizza or a cookie every now and then, and there's nothing wrong with relaxing from time to time either. As long as you aren't constantly eating junk and not burning the calories, then you do not have a problem. Eating unhealthy things every now and then does not make you fat. EATING every now and then does not make you fat. Try explaining this to her, calmly and patiently. Tell her that you don't want to be forced to do all of this exercising - being forced to exercise makes it a lot less interesting. Do not take "This is for your own good" for an answer; if you do not want to do it, it is NOT for your good. (This, of course, would be a different story if you were actually fat.) ALSO tell her that exercising too much and not satiating your cravings is JUST AS UNHEALTHY AS BEING FAT IS. If you were to not eat healthful meals and not snack every now and then, no matter how healthy or unhealthy the food is, plus exercise so frequently, you would not be healthy.  Eating is good for you, even if the food isn't. Eating too little and eating too much is not healthy. Exercise is good for you. Not exercising enough and exercising too much is not good for you. If you talking to her doesn't help, try telling another adult how you feel, and maybe they can help get it through to her. Regardless of what happens, take care of yourself. Moderate how much you eat, but don't limit yourself to less than you feel you need. Exercise, but don't do something you don't want to; working out should be fun. Good luck with everything. I'm really sorry that she makes you feel so badly about this.
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jake495
jake495 posted in Family Issues:
Make sure she knows its your body not hers In a respectful way of course
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ThePaleWalker636
I'm perfectly happy with myself. I'm around 5'6" and somewhere between 140-150 pounds, and I don't feel fat. But my mom is constantly telling me that I am, or, at least, that I'm going to be. She forces me to go to exercise classes because I don't like many sports, tries making me go on diets, but I don't want to. She tells me that if I continue the way I am, having an extra cookie once in a while and only eating cereal for breakfast, that I'll end up fat, and she makes sure to emphasize how horrible that is for a person to live with. She rolls her eyes and sighs whenever she sees me getting a snack, and just in general makes me feel awful for eating the things I like and for relaxing. I've told her that I don't want to do these things and that she makes me feel bad when she says things like that, but she swears it's for my own good and that I should never want to be fat, that it ruins people's lives. How should I deal with this?
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
"NS12" wrote: I meet this guy at a festival and we have been talking for the whole week and my mum has noticed I keep texting someone and I know I need to tell her but I don t know how I am going to tell her, I doubt she ll get angry or anything but he lives about 4/5 hours away from me. I know I need to tell her as I don t like keeping secrets from her. I know this was a bit ago, but I truly hope that you were able to be open with your mother. If you feel as if they won't get mad at you, then chances are that your guardian will not. Honesty is the best policy, and if you feel guilt keeping a secret, then it is one you probably shouldn't be keeping.
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