We all have relationships with food. Many we learn and develop as young children.
Do you eat your feelings? Do you feel guilty after you indulge in some decadent dessert?
This video is about figuring out what your own relationship with food is and then making sure you’re mindful so you don’t unintentionally pass it along to your kids. We all what is best for our kids and we want better for them than what we had… this is just another way of doing that.
Watch this video to find out if you’re helping your child develop an unhealthy relationship with food.
There are so many unintended traps we fall into, even when we have the best of intentions as parents!
Why It’s Important to Act Now With the children’s obesity epidemic only increasing, you are right to worry if your child is overeating.
About 33% of children in the US are overweight or obese! It is just as much because of what these children are eating as it is how much they are eating.
We created an entire obesity series on our website. Let’s start with the fact that many parents won’t acknowledge to themselves their child has a weight issue. It is important NOT to talk to your child about his or her weight. Why? Read on to find out. Please do not talk to your child about going on a diet. Instead, focus on serving better food and providing more opportunities for exercise and more active play.
Rewarding Kids with Food..for example, your child did well on her report card, or cleaned up his room, or finished his greens can cause unintended consequences and help your child develop a poor relationship with food.
You want to give him or her treat to show him that you’re proud of what he’s done. Or take him out for ice cream because he does well on a test?
While an effective motivational tool, this may contribute to your child developing an unhealthy relationship with food.