Off the topic of weight, but I have got to vent. My son is 10 and he's got bipolar, ODD, and emotional distress. He also has zero self confidence because of all this. Yesterday he had a meltdown episode, and his step mother told him he's retarded. I'm absolutely FUMING over this. Is it just me? Would you be just as mad if someone told your child that, especially while we're in the process of trying to adjust his meds and help him? My child thinks he's not good enough for anyone, and that he's worthless, and has voiced this. And now over the last 24 hours, I've had to try to convince him how much I love him, and he still tells me he does not believe me. It breaks my heart. And his daddy wonders why he has no self confidence... I'm so mad, and hurting for him so badly.