“Thinspo” and Eating Disorders: What is the role of parents?

With the recent attention to “thinspo,” and extreme measures to control children’s weight (which I talk about here), I am resurrecting this post from the archives with some updates. You’ll find more on this topic in Fearless Feeding, the book […]

5 Real Ways Parents Can Beat Society’s “Thin is In” Ideal

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In today’s world, parents feel the pressure to raise thin, healthy kids and avoid the other extreme: childhood obesity.  Children also feel this push to “fit in” or to look a certain way, particularly as they get older. The “Thin […]

Why Worrying About Your Own Weight Can Promote Your Child’s Weight Gain

Contrary to popular belief, children hear what you say and see what you do.  Your behaviors and comments can leave a lasting impression.  Even your body image or weight concerns can be passed on to your kids.  Evidence shows that […]

Great Feeders Raise Healthy Eaters

Parenting is no easy feat, especially when it comes to feeding your child.  Encouraging a positive attitude about food and eating, consuming nutritious foods, and cultivating a good body image are fundamental to your child’s health and well-being.  The attention […]