talking to child about weight

The Do's and Don'ts of Talking to Your Child About Their Weight

The Do's and Don'ts of Talking to Your Child About Their Weight

With increasingly overwhelming academic and social pressure, being a child today is no easy feat. And while parents obviously want to see their children succeed, it’s safe to assume the ultimate measure of success is optimal health and overall happiness. But what happens when, at their annual physical, your child’s doctor tells you they are “overweight?” Or worse, at risk for obesity related diseases like diabetes? How do you approach this sensitive subject without damaging their self esteem and overall emotional well being? And further, how do you help them have a healthy, positive relationship with food, and their body? Today we’ve partnered with Marci Evans MS, CEDRD, LDN, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Intuitive Eating Coach, and owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting to provide parents and family members with some “Dos and Don’ts” of talking to your children about their weight.