“My mother was always either on a diet, off a diet, or complaining about her body. And now I struggle with my body”.
“My battle with my weight and body image started when I was 8 years- and my parents thought I needed to lose weight”.
Our struggle with eating, body image, and finding our natural, happy weight often starts early… very early. And now as adults, we don’t want the same to happen to the kids in our lives- our own children, grandchildren, students, relatives. We know the pain of spending so much time, energy and thought space fighting against ourselves.
How do we raise body confident, healthy kids?
On this week’s podcast, I am thrilled to welcome Dana Suchow to answer that very question.
Since overcoming Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and exercise compulsion, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana gives parents, teachers and caregivers the tools to prevent eating disorders and raise body confident kids!
In 2012 Dana founded DoTheHotpants.com as a fashion blog, but once she realized fashion’s unattainable beauty standards were fueling her eating disorder, Dana made the powerful decision to leave the industry and focus on eating disorder prevention and activism. In 2014 Dana founded #MyBodyStory, an ongoing storytelling series created to uplift girl’s and women’s voices that so often go unheard.
On Today’s Episode
How to speak about food and exercise so that your child focuses on health, not weight loss
How to help and encourage kids who are overweight
The real reason, as a parent, you might feel pressure to help your child lose weight
Approaching body confidence with girls and boys
Do you know a parent, teacher or caregiver that could use this information to help raise body confident kids? Share this with them! You have the power to change someone’s life ?
When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help: