Helping Your Teen Develop a Healthy Body Image, Avoid Body Shaming, and Strengthen Their Self-Worth
The digital scale read 201 pounds. I stared at it in disbelief. Although I had 2 young kids and an amazing husband, I couldn't imagine being worthy of anything if my weight was 201 pounds.
I knew that ending my life that day would serve my husband, my two kids, my family members, and my friends the best. I would help them avoid the shame that they would feel having me around. My husband could marry someone new - someone who was worthy of their love and could be the parent they needed.
I was sitting in a plasma donation center at that time. All my past suicide ideation thoughts came together. I knew what needed to be done and I could take care of it as soon as I got home and my husband left for work.
That was back in 1998. But that wasn't the first time I associated shame and worthlessness with a number on a scale. My first diet was when I was in 5th grade. I dieted on and off for the next several decades of my life. If I weighed more than I should, I had less worth, value, and love. If I weighed less than I should, then I was more worthy, more loveable, and had more value.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? Have you struggled with the same issues of body shaming and worthlessness? Do you struggle knowing how to help your kids develop a healthy relationship with food when you don't know what that even looks like?
If you said yes to any of the above statements, the time for you to get help is RIGHT NOW. I have successfully worked in the weight loss industry with 100's of people over the past 15 years. This is an emotional issue that you need help and guidance to work through. This is especially essential if you have kids.
I will guarantee you that if you don't love yourself right now, the way you are and not the way you hope to be or wish you were or used to be, your kids will grow up feeling the same way about themselves. Their environment is made even more toxic because of the thousands of images they scroll through every day. Perfectionism is something they feel is a reasonable expectation of themselves now.
When my teenage daughter developed an eating disorder, I didn't know where to turn. Now, I am equipped to help other parents so you won't feel like you have to navigate this journey on your own.
Book a free, no pressure, no obligation, discovery call today with me. I have limited spots open each week, but I want to hear your story and help you find the help that you or your teen needs!