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Overweight Daughter Following in Mother’s Footsteps. What to Do?

May 30, 2012

“My daughter is overweight and this is very hard for me. All my life I’ve fought my own battles with weight, and I don’t want her to have to struggle in the same ways that I have. She is starting to be teased in school, (she’s in third grade) and often heads right for the kitchen when she comes home. I can understand why she’s turning to food – it’s the same way I handle my emotions. How can I help my daughter when I, too, struggle with this?”