#13: How do I foster core values that promote body-positivity?
In this episode we discuss…
how emily began studying eating disorder prevention
the definition of subclinical eating disorders
how “voice” is defined as a protective factor - both in terms of internal communication with oneself and communication with others
the connection between eating disorders and losing touch with one’s genuine voice in adolescence
eating disorder voice vs. genuine voice
what parents can do to foster a child’s genuine voice
helping children identify and explore their own values
the connection between genuine voice and values
safe and supportive relationships as a protective factor
what parents can say to children they are concerned may be dieting or struggling with disordered eating
references and theories that informed emily’s research can be found here
Dr. Emily Wacker helps us understand how a young person’s genuine voice and core values can protect them against disordered eating. We also discuss what parents can do to help their children develop an understanding of their values and feel empowered to use their voices.