Hello to all of you readers out there!! 🙂
Today I wanna talk to you about some facts I’ve seen lately at the consultation, that’s child obesity; yeah, this world’s pandemia that has been growing bigger in front of our eyes…
This week I had many cases related to this, and though it is well known that every case is different (and they were indeed) I also saw a lot of patterns as well in children as with their parents, all of which is in our attitudes to change; if you are a parent of a child with obesity, please, pretty please it is very important not to address this issue with your kid as an actual “weight problem” I know it sounds pretty crazy to be saying this, but to see moms saying to me that they’ve come because their kid “needs to loose all this extra weight”, “it’s fat”, pointing out their “cute baby fat”, etc, etc, etc… it’s really disturbing, and mostly because many of these moms actually have really bad eating habits their selves, so their passing negative images, making them think and accept the idea that they are ‘fat’ and actually making them act the part, emotionally I mean, this creates a very bad, low concept of their selves, I hope I’m making myself clear, because I don’t want you to believe that we have to disguise the issue, but to address it in a different manner instead; to do it in means of teaching your kid healthy food habits and a healthy life style for that matter.
So, when your kid is gaining some extra weight, promote physical activities, going outdoors but mostly listen to your kid, because this kind of attitudes sometimes is a matter of attention… your kid needs to know that they are not the problem and they are important to you, as well as to make them see that, this new found activities are in means to spend more time together, not to change any of you.
Let me know what do you think? what’s been your experience?? It is all very important!
Thank you all
Talk to you soon!!
Miss Gabbi M