Free Your Child From Overeating

Michelle P. Maid­en­berg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW‑R
  • From the Publisher
May 3, 2016

Free Your Child from Overeat­ing pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive mind-body approach that deals with all facets of the obe­si­ty issue. New research has found mind-body approach­es to be sig­nif­i­cant­ly effec­tive in the long-term effects of youth health out­comes. But a key com­po­nent of weight­loss has not been ade­quate­ly addressed: the psy­cho­log­i­cal bar­ri­ers to deal­ing with obesity.

This book is geared toward ten- to eigh­teen-year-olds who are strug­gling with overeat­ing. Unhealth­ful eat­ing and exer­cise behav­iors put kids and teens’ well-being and self-con­fi­dence at risk. Dr. Michelle P. Maid­en­berg shares 53 strate­gies (root­ed in mind­ful­ness, cog­ni­tive-behav­ioral ther­a­py, and accep­tance and com­mit­ment ther­a­py), for par­ents to help free their child from overeat­ing by empow­er­ing and build­ing their child’s con­fi­dence. The inter­ac­tive exer­cis­es help facil­i­tate life­long health for kids and teens. It can be tempt­ing to hope that kids and teens overeat­ing is“just a phase,” but the price of inac­tion is too high.

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