Health and overall well-being are a result of many factors. When we focus on weight, we both contribute to disordered behaviors (both related to eating, exercise, etc.) and miss the point! The point is we want our kids to feel GOOD.
Many factors contribute to an individual’s well-being: relationships that foster connections, hobbies that show/remind us who we are, physical activity that invigorates and refreshes our minds and bodies, learning new things, taking on a challenge and succeeding, time in nature/outside, etc. When we shift our focus away from weight, we can instead consider all the individual’s circumstances and help ourselves and the kids increase our overall well-being. Learn more here.
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