According to National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of becoming fat. This is no surprise given the media images that surround kids, as well as the messages that they get in real life. But how do you respond when your child says "I'm fat."? Read on for some great advice.
The topic of consent came up the other day, so I am revisiting the cup of tea video. (language/ F-bomb alert, but it's hilarious and makes the point well). Unconscious people don't want tea. "Whether it's tea or sex, consent is everything."
How much sleep are your kids getting? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, teens need 8-10 hours/night. Younger kids need even more. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with learning, attention and behavioral problems, higher rate of injuries, and numerous other health concerns including obesity, diabetes and mental health issues. Here is a great article by Perri Klass on sleep and school start times.