With increasingly overwhelming academic and social pressure, being a child today is no easy feat. And while parents obviously want to see their children succeed, it’s safe to assume the ultimate measure of success is optimal health and overall happiness. But what happens when, at their annual physical, your child’s doctor tells you they are “overweight?” Or worse, at risk for obesity related diseases like diabetes? How do you approach this sensitive subject without damaging their self esteem and overall emotional well being? And further, how do you help them have a healthy, positive relationship with food, and their body?
This was written by me, and originally posted on The CYCLE Kids Family Hub Blog. Click here to read the full article.