Clients who struggle with food and weight often ask me how they can help their children avoid developing food issues. I recently was asked to review an important new book, How to Raise a Mindful Eater by Maryanne Jacobsen.
Maryanne offers sound, sane and compassionate advice for shepherding kids to a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. At the same time she reminds adults how we can benefit from the mindful practices of self-care and self-love that her book has so beautifully laid out for us all. I asked Maryanne to be a guest on the Heal Your Hunger Show.
0:27 Introduction to Maryann Jacobsen.
03:47 Kids problems with food and how parents can solve them.
18:40 Recommended techniques for kids, who are focused on sweets.
22:15 Be honest with your children. They may help you.
23:36 Pressure exacerbates problems and Self-awareness is the key to avoid that.