Avoiding Eating Disorders among your Kids
Your child is experiencing bodily changes that may become a major trouble later on if not treated early in life right from the time when your child starts showing the signs of changes in his/her emotional well-being particularly related to his/her body image. Dr. Susan Mendelsohn, a clinical psychologist from Florida suggests the following activities to assist you in giving your child positive reinforcement.Educate your child about the genetic differences in body types and the nature of prejudice; avoid placing judgments upon people who do not meet your standards for beauty. Refrain from giving critical comments like, "You’ll look more beautiful if you lose some pounds," or "Don't eat so much. It will make you fat.” Discuss with your child the dangers of trying to alter body shape through dieting. Emphasize the value of choosing the right kinds of food and moderate exercise for stamina and cardiovascular fitness; avoid labeling foods as "good" or "bad" and "low-fat" or "fattening".