What to Say When Your Child Asks, “Am I Fat?”

What to Say When Your Child Asks, “Am I Fat?”

“Am I fat?” “Do you think I’m fat?” “You think I’m fat, I know it.” “I’m fat!” Ah, the “fat” question. Many parents live in dread of their child asking this question. Many would rather talk about the birds and the bees with their child than the weight issue. Why is...

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...
Sneaky Fitness: Get Kids Off the Couch! – Transcript

Sneaky Fitness: Get Kids Off the Couch! – Transcript

How many times a day do you see your kids slouched around a screen?  Celebrity trainer, Parenting magazine fitness editor, and co-author of the book Sneaky Fitness: Fun Foolproof Ways To Slip Fitness Into Your Child’s Everyday Life, Larysa DiDio discusses the best...

Fifteen Ways to Build Her Confidence

We love this list of ways of how parents can help their daughters build self-esteem and leadership qualities, courtesy of Girls Inc, a nonprofit that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Tween and teen girls struggling with their weight often suffer from...

Add Overweight Kids to Anti-Bullying Bill?

Bullying used to be something that kids dealt with largely on their own, but is increasingly the focus of concerned adults, as reflected in a new bill being proposed in Congress to protect kids from being harassed at school on account of their race, religion, sexual...