Comforting Your Child — Without Food

Comforting Your Child — Without Food

As a new Mom walking around a lake with a friend, each of us pushing our teething, toddler sons in strollers, I noticed my friend repeatedly using pieces of candy to soothe and distract her son, who kept trying to buck out of the stroller like a wild salmon. We were...
FAQs by Parents of Overweight Teens

FAQs by Parents of Overweight Teens

Dr. Kathie Jacobson frequently answers parents’ questions about their overweight kids and teens on Ask fitsmi, and she recently joined us on fitsmiForMoms Radio with our host Linda Frankenbach for a roundup of frequently asked questions.  Here’s the...
Help, My Daughter is Binge-Eating

Help, My Daughter is Binge-Eating

Q: Help, I’ve caught my daughter binge eating a couple of times in the middle of the night and today I found two empty peanut butter jars and lots of candy bar wrappers under her bed.  I’m pretty sure it’s related to her being depressed and upset...