My niece (who turned 5 last month) is already crying about being worried that she is fat. This makes me very, VERY uncomfortable not only for her own well being but for potential influence over Sydney (5 next month). I have no idea who is telling her this, but if I find out, I may punch them in the throat. I have no idea how to handle this. I have a terrible feeling that her own parents may not be completely innocent in this, and at best, are doing little to discourage it. I've heard them make comments about their 8yo son's weight. My niece points out people and says they are fat because they eat too much, and she won't ever be fat. I know I can't keep Syd in a bubble, but this is so not cool, and I don't know what to do.