Friday, October 21, 2016

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46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets, and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they are dieting 9% of 9 year olds have vomited […]

From Hopeless and Fearful, to Empowered Caregiver!

Are you a caregiver/parent of someone with an eating disorder? Likely you are needing support and answers to help your loved one recover. Are you a professional interested in learning about eating disorders and supporting families as they care for loved ones with eating disorders? When you sign up, you can plan to come to the […]

Finding Your Sanctuary

Recently, my family and I were fortunate enough to discover The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a place in Colorado in which animals (carnivores like lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!) are rescued, often from misinformed people who attempt to keep such animals as pets. The animals are taken to an amazing facility of over 700 acres, in […]

Caregiving Someone With An Eating Disorder?

Or do you know someone who is a caregiving a person with an eating disorder? What do you notice about how challenging this situation is? Are you, the caregiver, getting worn out? As a professional certified coach I realized early on that coaching people in groups in peaceful settings was a really fun and effective […]

Why a Parent’s Empathy is Vital for a Bullied Girl — and Why It Often Goes Out the Window

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Bullying, Featured, Parents

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. When I did the original research for Odd Girl Out, I asked every bullied girl I interviewed to tell me what she needed most from her family. The answer truly surprised me. It wasn’t having the best solutions, calling the school or trying to act like everything was […]

10 Phrases That Every Child Needs to Hear

This guest post graciously submitted by Laura Dessauer, Creativity Queen What would happen if…your child embodied these 10 phrases? Imagine the difference it would make in your child’s life. I call these the 10 commitments, the words your child needs to hear from you: You are lovable: No matter what, you are lovable. You do […]

No Offense, But I Was Just Kidding: Dealing with Mean Jokes

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. “When girls say ‘just kidding,’ what percentage of the time are they really joking?” It’s one of my favorite questions to ask girls, and I rarely hear numbers in double digits. That’s because “just kidding,” and its cousin, “no offense,” are phrases girls (and guys, though less […]

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