Exercise-Averse Kids (or Parents)? Try Fun.

Is it surprising that researchers have discovered that comments like “Get your butt off the couch!” do not, in fact, encourage anyone to get moving?  Teasing, criticism, tough love, or “shaming overweight and obese people … actually backfires,...

7 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Overweight Kids

Everyone feels anxious and excited about the first day of school, but overweight kids who feel stigmatized and/or who didn’t lose the weight they’d hoped over the summer can feel more dread than most.  There’s a lot that parents can do, however, to get their...

Fall Trends That Flatter Full Figures

“I cannot count how many dressing-room breakdowns I’ve had when going back-to-school shopping with my mom!” says 17-year-old Aubrey Corona, a member of fitsmi.com, a site for teen girls struggling with their weight. Aubrey’s experience rings...

Back-to-School Shopping for Full-Figured Teens

Love it or dread it, back-to-school shopping is here.  And especially in today’s economic climate, a shopping trip with teens is often a pitched battle between parents on a budget, teens full of hormones and peer pressure, and retailers eager to stoke the most...