By the time your son or daughter reaches the teenage years, they will inevitably be involved and immersed in many interests as they explore their developing skills, talents, and passions. One of the most common pass times that teens typically enjoy at various degrees during adolescence and beyond is athletics. Participating in athletics is a… Continue reading 4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete
When a person has anorexia nervosa, they are starving themselves and not providing their body with the basic nutrients and calories needed for survival. When this happens for an extended period of time, the body takes drastic action to conserve energy and preserve life. Unfortunately, these defensive mechanisms can have very serious long-term health consequences. … Continue reading Signs Someone You Love is Struggling with Anorexia
If you have ever looked at a person who is overweight and made assumptions about their life like they must be lazy or lack willpower, you are guilty of weightism or weight stigma. If you have ever looked at a thin person and decided they must be healthy and self-disciplined, you are guilty of weightism. … Continue reading Are You Guilty of Weightism?
As parents, we always think our children are beautiful. We can see them for the whole person they are and for the potential they have to do great things in the future. Because of this, we may struggle to understand how our teenage daughter, who wears a size 4, can look in the mirror and… Continue reading Teen Body Image: What’s Normal and What’s Not
These tips are adapted from Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby (HCI Books) by Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei Take weight out of the equation. This might seem like a radical suggestion considering that pregnancy weight gain and post-baby weight loss are such… Continue reading Healthy Body Image Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers
These tips are adapted from You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self by Claire Mysko (Adams Media) Girls today are told they can do anything. Unfortunately, the message they’re often getting is that they have to do everything–and please everyone while they’re at it. All this pressure is adding up to big… Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Girls Resist the Pressure to be Perfect