Honest question for all insightful, proactive and caring parents:
We remember the shame we felt for looking a certain way. That there was something wrong with us. That we were not worthy and needed to fix ourselves to be loved or accepted.
Maybe, we carry around the pain and and lack of confidence today.
The world is obsessed with having the perfect body.
Diet culture, weight obsession and pressure to look the “right” way floods our lives every second.
When it comes to talking to our kids about weight and health, our intuition is usually WRONG.
Without the right perspective, we may do the exact opposite of what we want:
You can learn the exact way to raise kids who respect and appreciate their bodies.
If you had knowledge, facts and awareness, you CAN raise kids who have a healthy relationship to their (ever-changing) bodies.
Wow. What a phenomenal talk you gave. Your content is amazing. I learned so much.
I always believed I was an overweight child. While I have made enormous strides in my own relationship with food and eating, I found myself defaulting to trying to ‘manage’ my 9yo’s weight and body.. Eliana is helping me to engage differently with a) how my child eats, b) her pre-teen body, and c) prevailing diet culture. Eliana’s content has also given me the words to present this way of thinking to my husband. Eliana herself is a marvel: smart, assertive, kind and firm. Her courses are fantastic.
“I was worried that my daughter’s sudden change in eating was an emotional escape. Now, she eats the amount that she feels comfortable with. Food isn’t such a focus. I have let go of anxiety around food and now trust my child knows what they need and what’s good for her body and I accept her for who she is. Every child is different. What surprised me most was how quickly I noticed a shift in her behaviour around food when I changed gear. My stuff was projecting onto her. Mealtimes used to be stressful and anxiety-provoking and now are a connecting time and a trusting space”
Tzivia P, mom of 8-year-old
"Having an overweight daughter is not easy. Every day is a battle - not with your daughter - but within YOURSELF. Eliana’s course gave me hope and encouragement that it's not only about the now. It's about your daughter’s whole life-and her relationship with food. I'm so grateful that I did the course before I messed her up- as my job is NOT to make my daughter thin-it's to help her have a good self- esteem and a healthy body.”
MP, mom of 10-year-old girl
“I have learned that everyone has different bodies and how to accept that. I trust how his body needs to develop and I have noticed my child leaving food on his plate. I learned that body weight does not define people. I was surprised how our attitudes and conversations affected the issues. We have more family meals, and mealtimes are relaxed instead of stressful."
AR, mom of 12 year-old-boy
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