Posts Tagged ‘listening’

Parents, Teens, and Twisted Ideas About Weight

February 1, 2023 — “I would tell them to look beyond the weight and accept me.” These words of a 17-year-boy point to twisted ideas about body weight that surface in the relationships among parents and teens. The words come from a mixed-methods study just published in Body Image by Samantha Lawrence and colleagues. Why is this such an […]

The Elegant Power of Listening

January 8, 2023 — It’s over. Our decorations for the holidays are down and most everyone, if they weren’t back into normal routines last week, will surely be back on Monday. In many ways, this resumption of normality offers a degree of comfort. But it also leads us into a month of challenges for many people. A time when […]

Fewer Fingers Wagging, More Hands Helping

November 23, 2022 — Whether or not it’s by intention, when and if parents try to talk with their children about body weight, it comes across as finger wagging. In fact, research published earlier this year tells us many youth never want their parents to talk about their weight – especially not their fathers. Parents might want to offer […]

Wrangling with Diet, Exercise, and Weight Gain in Pregnancy

July 5, 2022 — It would be hard to find a sharper contrast of scientific views. On one hand, weight gain during pregnancy “is not modifiable via diet and lifestyle change,” write Jodie Dodd and colleagues. But then again, Helena Teede and colleagues found “level 1 evidence” that diet and physical activity interventions help with less excessive weight gain […]