Largeorfatchildren

Large or fat children: building self-esteem by parents.

More than anything, be proud of your child for who he is, champion him in every area – fat kids are just as normal as anyone else. And remember, it has been known for at least 40 years   over 98% of diet methods fail.

Esteem

Esteem and the Large Child

By Lynda Finn

More than anything, be proud of your child for who he is, champion him in every area – fat kids are just as normal as anyone else.  And remember, it has been known for at least 40 years that over 98% of diet methods fail.

If you are the parent of an ‘overweight’ child, you cannot have failed to notice the negative publicity surrounding the fact that our children appear to be getting bigger.

Now this of course is what all children do, astounding as it may seem to the sniveling media, this is what kids are designed to do – some of them (shock, horror) even make it to 6ft and over.

Do you have questions about esteem and weight for you or your child? Lynda Finn answers your questions at Largely Happy

 

 

If you are the parent of an ‘overweight’ child, you cannot have failed to notice the negative publicity surrounding the fact that our children appear to be getting bigger.

But the main objection, if I read the complaints correctly, is that we wicked parents are willfully encouraging our children to be different sizes – and not all of these sizes are thin!

So serious is this problem that some States are trying to introduce legislation to make fatness a sort of crime.

Punishable by what I wonder? Forcible watching of fat-phobic episodes of ‘Friends’? Wearing shock collars which buzz us if we go near the dairy section?

Any person of size and intelligence knows that if you are from a genetically large family you are unlikely to grow up slender as a wand, so before you start subjecting your poor kid to semi-starvation and boot-camp work-outs, look to your ancestors.

lyndafinn.gif (9483 bytes)
Lynda Finn
Esteem Coach

 

 

On the Internet you will find several million websites which will provide you with authentic scientific proof that there is no pill, operation, system, diet, camp, or other expensive torture which will guarantee weight loss for all. In fact it has been known for at least 40 years that in spite of the best efforts and abysmal misery of the dieter – over 98% of such methods fail.

They fail because the wonderful human body is designed to adjust. If we are too cold, our temperature gauge rises, if we need to see into the distance our eyes will allow us to do so, then in a fraction of a second give us clear sight of the map in our hand.

And if we subject our body to starvation (also known as dieting, ‘healthy eating plans’ and ‘the magical answer to all life’s problems’) the body will go into damage control and hold onto every morsel, even if it’s lettuce and tomato, as fat…because the body needs fat to survive.

But knowing all this doesn’t help your kid if he is being teased or bullied at school, so if you are seriously concerned about his (or her) welfare, there are a few vitally important things to remember.

#1 The diet companies and weight-loss industry lies through its teeth.

#2 Your child needs your support in every area of his life, learn how to strengthen his self-esteem and confidence by reading other pages on this website.

#3 Your child’s physical and mental health are of prime importance.

If he is being bullied because he is fat, get together with school staff, other parents, support groups and make some changes. Education classes about why people become and remain fat will help every kid in school stand up to the negative fat-phobic publicity which results in 165,000 deaths a year in the USA alone, from diet & eating-related disorders.

In the 1970’s Dr Curtis Spears recommended that the human diet should contain at least 70% fresh, unprocessed foods for optimal health. If there are things you can add to your child’s menu, fruits, salads, vegetables, lean meats and fish, then let them replace the high-fat-sugar processed snack foods which contain virtually no nutrition and the fast-foods which encourage more fat storage than is good for us.

Encourage you child to be more active. Not as a member of a competitive team sport which will only make him feel worse, but shooting baskets with you, rolling down hills, mock-acrobatics, swimming, ethnic dancing, fencing or a whole host of things which will allow him to achieve on his own level, with dignity and pride.

More than anything, be proud of your child for who he is, champion him in every area – fat kids are just as normal as anyone else.

GreenBuilding and Remodeling

Contact
Copyright © 1997-2008 CyberParent. All rights reserved.