Tag Archives: diet

She’s gaining weight – should I say something?

No!  Not unless you want her to worry about her weight her whole life long. Tell a girl she should watch her weight and she is more likely to become fat. A new study has found that simply labeling young girls as ‘fat’ makes them much more likely to be obese ten years later. (Hunger, [...]

Posted on 26 June 2014
Musings: Parenting girls
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Body Beautiful

A baby girl reaches for her toes, fascinated as they dance in and out of her vision. A little girl pulls up her top to display her round belly proudly. A young girl dances up and down the hallway, delighting in her nakedness before a bath. A young school girl insists on wearing the same [...]

Posted on 15 June 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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“Does my bum look big in this?”

It’s become a joke – we laugh, but it hurts. Worry about weight and appearance is so all pervasive that we hardly question it. The focus ought to be on what creates this anxiety – not on how can we live with it, or how we can reduce it by losing weight and altering appearance. [...]

Posted on 31 May 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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A Tough One To Digest

“Brown rice is not food!” When did sliced white bread, toasted, and liberally covered in Nutella become the right food for lunch? And again mid-afternoon? And just before bed? And copious bowls of cereal – I once read that there is more nutrition in the box than in the cereal itself. Why are all my [...]

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Posted on 10 February 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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