I've seen several articles about this story and the spin is always a little different....
In a nutshell, pediatrician tells mom that her daughter is obese (7 years old, 4'4", over 90 lbs) and mom embarks on a year long mission to get the girl to lose weigh. It worked, the girl lost 16 lbs and grew 2 inches taller.
However, some are skeptical of mom's techniques.
What do you think? Does it sound like mom went overboard? Or does the success speak for itself? What would have been a better tactic? Do you think the girl is going to have issues due to this focus on her weight at such a young age? Can you help a child lose weight without making it about "being fat"?