The hardest part of having an overweight child is the moment you realize you helped create the problem. Don't beat yourself up - no one wakes up and says "I think I will make my kid overweight today". Make small changes with "babysteps". Try not to make a big deal about a number on the scale. If you start moving everyday and make small changes in your diet - weight will start to come off and self esteem will soar. You have the power to turn it around and head for a healthy new life!
Learning to read labels, portion size and moving everyday lead to our success. Our children need to be given the "tools" to succeed - we spent time reading labels in the grocery store and I created a kit for my daughter to help her with measurements and reading labels. It worked and she still uses the kit and has maintained her weight for the past 3 years! We lost a total of 160lbs together and created a fit healthy lifestyle.