Teen Moms

Mandy - posted on 11/13/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )




How does one prevent your teenage daughter from becoming obsessed with weight issues?


Koryn - posted on 11/14/2008




I have a 15 year old daughter. She is a good weight but I can tell she thinks about it. First of all, set a good example. Second of all, don't bring things into the house through your own grocery shopping that will tempt her if she already struggles with weight. Offer to take walks togetgher or join a class together like Jazzercise which is really fun or play tennis or raquetball together or with another mom and teen together, showing her that exercise is a key lifestyle component. Be sure she's involved in activities...I think the thing that gets a lot of teen girls in trouble is a lot of sitting around watching TV or at the computer with boredom which leads to snacking. When my daughter joined volleyball she was surrounded with other girls her age who were fit and energetic, and healthy, but all different shapes and sizes. That helped her see that not everyone has to be the same size and that having friends who have a healthy lifestyle will help her want that for herself too. Don't subscribe or to or buy teen magazines...they only contribute to our girl's low self esteme issues. My daughter reads a magazine from Focus on The family called Brio. It is a Christian based organization, so it may or may not be the thing for you, but You an find it at http://www.business-magazines.com/produc... Good luck!

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