Aren’t we all just being a bit too sensitive? shouldn’t we instead be helping our kids to not take everything so personally?


Kids will and do receive negative messaging from all over, especially considering the increased use of media in our digital world. It’s important to help our kids navigate that and learn what voices to listen to and which to disregard. As a trusted adult in their life, you have a powerful voice, and eating disorders are deadly. In fact, every fifty-two minutes someone in the United States dies of an eating disorder. This is serious stuff. Decades of research repeatedly point to the incredible influence that adults have on children’s body image, relationship with food, and likelihood that a child will go on to develop an eating disorder. You can act now and change the way that you talk to the kids in your life about food and body to protect their mental and physical health.

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