What’s most important for us as her family is that how much she weighs is not a measure of who she is as a person. Because we know she is (FILL IN with positive attributes, e.g., caring, a good friend, smart, a hard worker).
“What’s most important for us as her family is that how much she weighs is not a measure of who she is as a person.”
Can you think of some ideas that we can do as a family to get healthier? (Here are some suggestions that you and your child can talk about. NOTE: They are focused on specific actions that are easy to monitor and measure.)
“When a person is carrying extra weight, it means their body is working harder than it needs to. Just like when you don’t like it when your teacher gives you extra homework, your body doesn’t like to do more work than it has to.”