Talking to a teen girl about her weight
Back in March we gave our 17 yo use of a car and shortly thereafter she got a part time job. The extra money, the easy access to fast food and eating out with friends at all hours has caused her to steadily gain weight. I see fast food wrappers in her car almost every day. She was not a thin person to start and now most of her clothes are too small.
I know she isn't happy about it. We went school clothes shopping and I told her that a few options weren't flattering (never mentioned that they were too small). She said "nothing is flattering on me anymore".
We are a sit down dinner family, have a fridge and pantry filled with fruits and vegetables and non processed food. We eat treats in moderation. When DD talks about being bored or hungry or mentions going to eat with friends, I casually mention healthy suggestions. Other than that, I have no idea what to do.
Has anyone had a similar experience? What did you do?