A version of “Talking to Kids About Weight” appeared on the Psychology Today blog Thin From Within (

One commentor sent information on a DVD, tip cards, discussion strategies, etc. available for parents to talk to kids on a host of health-related subjects.  This includes weight, eating disorders, and other topics that parents may feel at a loss to tackle.  In some cases, as with weight, parents may even fear  that talking will worsen things–“if I mention weight, she’ll feel bad….”, for instance.   As I stressed in my last blog, this need not be true.  However, what a help to have some concrete guidance.  Parents can indeed help kids care for themselves.  And they can help guide them toward healthier choosing.  Check out these resources at

Good luck to all parents, kids, and families working to eat–and live–more sanely!





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