TNC 054: How to Help (and Not Hurt) the Heavy Kid
There’s been a lot of discussion in the media lately about childhood obesity – not all of it helpful. Even identifying whether your child is unhealthily heavy is a minefield. There are many factors that can contribute to a child’s weight status, some of which we can change. I’m of the mindset that we will never gain traction in controlling childhood obesity until we can educate parents through the stages of childhood. We don’t want to have our children in situations where they are feeling shame, being blamed or bullied.