EPISODE 115 - Dr. Wendy Schofer is a certified life & health coach and pediatrician who specializes in helping parents struggling with their kids' weight & obesity. Unlike medical weight loss programs, she doesn't focus on what's wrong with the child or try to fix their weight with diets, exercise, pills, and surgery. Instead, she empowers the parent to focus on what matters most to lead the whole family to lifelong healthy habits. In the episode, Wendy shares why it’s important to place less emphasis on an individual child's weight and more emphasis on creating a healthy whole family, the role of a parent when it comes to preparing and serving food, how parents can model healthy eating behaviors for their children...and more!
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QUESTIONS I ASK WENDY IN THE EPISODE:
Can you tell us a bit about your background? (Specifically, what led you to become a pediatrician and become interested in helping parents worried about their overweight kids?)
On your website, you write, "Even as a pediatrician, I still had worries about my family's weight and health. Controlling food and activity just created friction with my kids - and I thought I was failing them. Through coaching, that changed because I changed. The Family in Focus approach was born from my own powerful transformation." Can you elaborate on this?
Why is it important to place less emphasis on an individual child's weight and more emphasis on creating a healthy whole family?
How can families teach their children about the importance of eating healthy?
How can a parent help their child reach a healthy weight when they have their own struggles with weight?
How can parents encourage healthy body images for children? What's the best way to encourage a healthy body weight while fostering a healthy self-image?
What questions should parents be asking their pediatricians about their child's weight?
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