Body Image and Eating
Body image is the way your child feels about his or her body. In a culture that links our value to what we look like and normalizes images that don’t represent most people, it’s not surprising that many adults express dissatisfaction with their bodies. Research indicates that even preschoolers have increasingly negative body images and eating disorders are a serious risk factor for our children as they get older. Luckily, we as parents can have a major influence on helping our children develop a healthy body, a healthy emotional life, a healthy attitude toward food and exercise, AND a healthy body image.
What can you do to prevent your child from developing an eating disorder? Help your child develop a healthy body AND a healthy body image.Read More
Research has shown that the most important factor in getting kids to eat new foods is exposing them to the food.Read More
The best practice for parents is that you decide WHAT foods to offer, the child decides HOW MUCH of them to eat. And you'll need some rules around sweets!Read More
Try offering kids a bunch of small portions to choose from. Make sure all the foods are healthy and then let the child choose how much of each to eat.Read More