• What happens when parents comment on their daughter’s weight?

    What happens when parents comment on their daughter’s weight?

     The less you make comments about your daughter’s weight, the less likely she is to be unhappy with her weight as an adult – according to this new Cornell study published in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders.

    If you’re worried about your daughter’s weight, criticizing them or restricting food can backfire.

    Instead, a better strategy is to nudge healthy choices and behaviors. The researchers suggest to achieve this by:

    • talking about food, not a girl’s weight
    • never saying: “Don’t eat so much”
    • giving them the freedom to choose for themselves
    • making the healthier choices more appealing and convenient (such as keeping fruits and vegetables in the house)

    This  illustration  summaries  the findings
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    Study link

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