#16: Why do my child’s caregivers need to present a united front around body positivity?
In this episode we discuss…
dr. muhlheim’s background and work at Eating Disorder Therapy LA
the definition of health at every size® and why it’s a paradigm shift from diet culture
normalizing how and why parents and health providers might subscribe to diet culture, and why this makes a “united front” Hard work
suggestions for HAES resources and finding community in resisting diet culture
experiences with weight stigma from pediatricians
a family-based therapy intervention dr. muhlheim used to address eating issues in her own family
weight stigma from other care providers - doctors, teachers, and extended family members
creating boundaries and compromising with other care providers
creating a household that is non-diet-focused, even while knowing you cannot prevent your child from exposure to diet culture
ellyn satter’s division of responsibility in family feeding
the fact that parents do not cause eating disorders
Psychologist Dr. Lauren Muhlheim helps us understand the Health at Every Size® paradigm and the value of building a united front against diet culture. We discuss strategies and possible challenges for uniting with pediatricians, teachers, extended family members, and other care providers in the body-positive parenting approach.