A version of “Talking to Kids About Weight” appeared on the Psychology Today blog Thin From Within (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thin-within)
One commentor sent information on a DVD, tip cards, discussion strategies, etc. available for parents to talk to kids on a host of health-related subjects. This includes weight, eating disorders, and other topics that parents may feel at a loss to tackle. In some cases, as with weight, parents may even fear that talking will worsen things–“if I mention weight, she’ll feel bad….”, for instance. As I stressed in my last blog, this need not be true. However, what a help to have some concrete guidance. Parents can indeed help kids care for themselves. And they can help guide them toward healthier choosing. Check out these resources at http://www.wordscanwork.com
Good luck to all parents, kids, and families working to eat–and live–more sanely!