By Perri Klass, M.D. / The Bulletin
September 10, 2009
The mother came out of the exam room to intercept me: She knew I would probably have to talk to her daughter about how she was gaining weight, she said, but please don’t use the word “fat,” or even “overweight.” Don’t make her feel bad about herself.
The girl was about 8, and when I plotted her....