child treating kids CommissionsEarned

Q: “How Do I Respond When My Child Says: ‘I Feel Fat?’”

Reading now: 937

Q: “My teen daughter recently told me that she ‘feels fat’ and is unhappy with her body. How do I respond in a way that won’t make her even more body conscious?”Your child feels negatively about her body for the same reason so many teens do: She has no doubt picked up on the fact that our culture sadly values smaller and thinner bodies, and she is comparing herself to others.

Perhaps someone made a comment — not necessarily directly at her — that impacted her body image. Or she might have seen something on social media that did not make her feel good.Your goal is to shift your child’s mindset — and perhaps even your own — around size and body image.

Despite cultural pressures to conform to unrealistic body ideals, it is possible. It’s also necessary. After all, we’re in a serious situation with our kids’ mental health, and we must do something different to protect our children.[Could Your Child Be Showing Signs of an Eating Disorder?

The website is an aggregator of articles from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the article if you find it unreliable.