You can parent without all the food and body drama
Drama? Raising kids?!?
Meals, healthy choices vs junk foods, getting them to be active, bullying and body image...
It brings up all the things that we've been dealing with our whole lives:
Diets, exercise routines, hiding the good treats so no one else will find them.
I get it. And I've got you.
Let's work together to bring calm, confidence, and a plan to help the whole family, so that you'll be the one saying, "I've got this."Learn More
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How do you help your child reach a healthy weight, with all the tempting food everywhere?
And how do you do it if they never want to go outside?
You are not supposed to know how to do this.
Imagine... when you have stopped second-guessing if you should have let them have seconds, when you have ended the food fights, and no longer worry about your child's relationship with food.
I help parents who are worried about their kids' weight and feel like they're just creating more issues. 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.
The fear that we're not doing it right, that we are fighting an uphill battle against electronics and processed foods.
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 those gnomes (like your own food sneaking!), and building lifelong healthy habits that you actually want to share with the whole family.
And it will be FUN, because I don’t do it if it isn’t.
So much focus has been placed upon the child & their struggles with weight, ignoring the fact that making changes just for them is a recipe for frustration.
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 to understand what got you here and how to understand creating meaningful change for the whole family. Even better, the skills you learn will apply to your life, and for all of your family members.
These skills will last a lifetime.
Investing in the parent means investing in the health of the whole family.
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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
Lindsey, Mom of 3
"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.
Stephanie, Mom of 2
"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."
Ashley, 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.
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