by Sharon A. Hersh
Never before have our daughters been more concerned and obsessed with the concept of being “fat.” From kindergarten on up, girls worry about the size of their stomachs, backsides, and thighs, and even the youngest experiment with dieting and exercise. Much has been written to girls on the challenges they face with regard to body image. But where can a mother turn for advice on how to proactively parent a daughter struggling with–or soon to confront–these insecurities?
You can make a difference.
Whether your daughter is 8 or 16, Mom, I Feel Fat! will help you understand her, the body image issues she will face–from self-esteem to eating disorders–and yourself. Most of all, you’ll be encouraged to use the inevitable questions and challenges regarding body image and eating choices to prevent crisis and to strengthen your relationship with your daughter and with God.
Sharon A. Hersh is a licensed professional counselor who coaches mothers and daughters to use the challenges in their relationship to strengthen their relationship. She is the director of Women’s Recovery & Renewal, a ministry of counseling, retreat, and support services for struggling women and their caregivers. The author of Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon, she lives with her family in the Denver, Colorado area.