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Ask Dr. Sandy: How Do I Talk To My Child About Weight?

By Sandra Fryhofer, MDPosted October 23, 2013 7:12pm (EDT)
Ask Dr. Sandy: How Do I Talk To My Child About Weight?

If you have a child, or children, who are among the third of our kids who’re overweight, be careful how you approach them to talk to them about it. You don’t want your kid to suffer from disordered eating behaviors: dieting , laxative use, fasting, binge eating. You also don’t want your kid to have an eating disorder like anorexia , or bulimia.

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics examines the best way to have this conversation: what to do, and what NOT to say.

Watch Table Talk for the details:

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