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The puberty pudge and why body-positive parents aren’t afraid of it.

Elle developed breasts twice. The first time, she sensed this was not safe and so she willed them away. It was frightening and amazing to experience the power of body manipulation. Fierce determination; more likely, crude starvation. The second time there was less to be done other than surrender to the assault of change. When belly fat and stretch marks emerged her loving mother grew pale. By the look of her reaction Elle quickly understood that something was wrong. She was all wrong. Her grandmother fondly nicknamed her “mushy tushy”. Her mother dubbed her left breast “sad”. Asymmetry wasn’t something to be proud of.

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Body-positive parenting: a practical alternative for all Kurbo-curious parents

Several months ago, before WW (formerly, Weight Watchers) announced their partnership with a new weight loss app for kids, ages 8 to 17 years old, I learned the word “Kurbo.” I received an email from a mother whose daughter was twelve years old and had been struggling with body image issues for a number of years. They had just enrolled in Kurbo, and their coach had recommended The Full Bloom Project as an additional resource. The mother was eager to learn all she could to help her daughter with her body. She hoped that she would learn to make better (healthier) food choices and learn to accept herself.

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