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How do you help your child with reach a healthy weight, when you have your own struggles with weight?
And how do you do it if you have never had the struggle?
You are not supposed to know how to do this.
Imagine when you can... stop feeling like you have failed, end the food fights, and not worry about your child's relationship with food.
I empower parents who are worried about their kids' weight to build healthier families. One kid is overweight, the other could put some weight on, and you are concerned that you don't have the tools to help either one.
Guilt, frustration and feeling that we have failed our children...
It's really hard to build confidence when you feel like you've done it all wrong.
Instead, let's create new patterns so you build confidence in becoming a role model for your whole family.
Growing more connected to your family, addressing your own struggles, building lifelong healthy habits, and weight loss (if you like!).
And it will be FUN, because I don’t do it if it isn’t.
Why Coaching for Parents?
So much focus has been placed upon the individual child's struggles with weight.
Tip sheets and prescriptions telling people what to do leaves families confused, frustrated and at odds. It treats one child different from the others. It pushes us to take actions without questioning: is this realistic for my family? Is it consistent with what I believe? With how I am raising my children? Do I see this as a real option for my family?
Working exclusively with the child overlooks the role of the parent to set the tone and lead the family to health. It also overlooks a big part: we are a product of the home environment - what we have been taught to believe and practice. Lasting changes require the input of an adult to understand and be a guide to change. Do not outsource that.
Coaching is a process of developing confidence, building habits on purpose, walking together through what it takes to make lasting changes for the whole family. Even better, the skills you learn will apply to your life, and for all of your family members. Investing in the parent means investing in the health of the whole family.Let's Work Together
You're Not Lost... You've Just Found There is a Better Way
Even as a pediatrician, I still had worries about my family's weight and health. Controlling food and activity just created friction with my kids - and I thought I was failing them. Through coaching, that changed because I changed. The Family in Focus approach was born from my own powerful transformation.
I now help parents worried about their children's weight build a healthier whole family.More About Me
"THANK YOU! There were so many aha moments and after it all I had felt like I'd been "Taken to church!" For so long now I have felt like I had to control and fix everything and if it wasn't working I must be failing... what a heavy feeling. I entered this course to help essentially one child who struggles with weight but I've learned the weight struggle was mine. Her weight doesn't hold her back.... it was me. I was thinking by fixing this I could protect her from being made fun of or help her to look a certain way.... these were never her insecurities.... they were mine. It doesn't seem so overwhelming and hard now.
In fact, in such a short time I've gained so much from your course beyond food and weight. Now it's here we are, where do we want to be and let's take the steps together to get there.
As a family, I'm taking Me time and asking for help or moreso requesting it from my husband and kids. It makes me a better person, Mom, and wife all around. I'm also including the kids more in meal planning and what they bring to lunch or snack time. They feel like they have a voice and we can all feel good about our choices. - Lindsey, Mom of 3
"Moms don't need anything more to stress about. This can take a bunch of stuff off their plate!!! (I've) changed thoughts and perspective so I can lead by example." Stephanie, Mom of 2
My kids are so different. My son is underweight and I feel so guilty that I fed my daughter every time she cried as a baby, and now she's overweight. They used to whine that they were hungry while I was cooking and it was such chaos. Now, I have some peace while I am cooking and I feel like I am winning because they are eating their veggie or fruit before the meal even starts. - Ashley, Mom of 2