July 23, 2014

7 Ways Parents Help Their Kids Build a Healthy Body Image

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There are seven concrete ways parents can help their kids not only be physically healthy, but to also help them feel really good about it.  Read more

More Black Women and Girls Strive to Be Fat

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blacks have 51 percent higher obesity rates than whites do and much of this is because black girls and women believe fat is beautiful.  African American author Alice Randall has a message to these girls and women about their distorted body image.   Read more about it,… Read more

10 Ways Loving a Dog Can Teach Kids To Have A Healthy Body Image

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by Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Worried parents often come to my psychotherapy office, wondering how to teach their children to have a healthy attitude toward their bodies. These parents have heard their adolescents and pre-adolescents make comments like ‘I hate my thighs,’ or ‘I’m so fat and gross,’ or ‘Why do I train the same amount as… Read more

To Bikini or Not to Bikini by Ann Van De Water

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  By Ann Van De Water No, don’t worry.  I am not planning on subjecting anyone to my 43 year old body in a bikini. Although 43 may be the new 23 for some women, no one informed my thighs, stomach and bottom of this phenomena. My 9 year old fraternal twin daughters (and the… Read more