Free your Child From Overeating

Free your Child From Overeating

A Handbook for Helping Kids and Teens : 53 Mind-body Strategies for Lifelong Health

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Is your child or teen overeating or overweight?
Are you unsure how to help? You’re not alone.

If your ten- to eighteen-year-old is struggling with overeating, you know how hard that can be—for your child and for you. Unhealthy eating habits put kids and teens’ well-being and self-confidence at risk. Something needs to change—but what? And how can you bring it up so they can really hear you?

You may have tried to help your child—without much success—but you may be overlooking the root cause of their struggle with eating and exercise—their thinking. In Free Your Child from Overeating, Dr. Michelle P. Maidenberg shares over 40 interactive exercises that will help your child or teen:
  • Identify triggers, cravings, and self-sabotaging thought patterns
  • Define his or her values and find the motivation to change
  • Learn to eat mindfully by savoring meals and snacks
  • And set realistic goals using the four P’s: predict, plan, put into action, and practice.
It can be tempting to hope that your child’s overeating is “just a phase,” but the price of inaction is too high. Using Dr. Maidenberg’s 53 strategies (rooted in mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy), you can free your child from overeating or obesity by building his or her confidence. Your child has the power to change, and you have the power to help!

An urgently needed manual to help parents and kids understand, together, the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to eating and exercise—and get to the underlying causes of overeating

From pediatricians’ offices to the White House, people are worried about childhood obesity—perhaps parents most of all. Even with information on diet and exercise, many parents feel powerless to help their children combat weight gain. That’s why this book goes beyond simple nutrition tips, to the root of the matter: The mind.
As a therapist, Dr. Michelle P. Maidenberg knows that, when children and teens overeat and under-exercise, mental and emotional hurdles are often the key. Every child is different, so there’s no silver bullet, but there are useful strategies. Free Your Child from Overeating presents over 50 of them: practicing “eating with intention,” identifying triggers that prompt overeating (from “I failed that test—I’ll cheer up with chocolate” to “I aced that test—I deserve a treat!”), and more.
By understanding their children’s feelings, personalities, and experiences, parents can start the conversation and help them learn to manage their weight—once and for all. It’s mind over muffin!

Publisher: New York : The Experiment, [2016]
ISBN: 9781615192700
Branch Call Number: 618.9285 MAIDE
Characteristics: 261 pages ; 23 cm


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