Empowering parents of overweight kids to build healthier families. Unlike other physicians, Dr Schofer helps parents to create healthier habits for themselves, their children, and the whole family so that weight loss and lifelong health become a family affair.
And, they create stronger relationships all along the way.
There is a better way to approach overweight and obesity in our families.
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Three Things That We Were Never Taught
As a physician and parent, I've learned a lot about kids, nutrition, and growth. But these are three things that I wasn't taught in school about weight - and are now oh so important to help now amidst concerns about weight and how to help our kids.
Our children’s weight is not a fault/blame game, weight is NOT the problem, and it’s possible to be healthy at a wide range of weights.
Teaching Gratitude for the Pain
It's Thanksgiving week! It's that time of year where we renew our gratitude practices - and yet, how do we reconcile having gratitude amidst so much pain?
Today's episode dives deeper into how do we embrace the pain, fear, uncertainty, grief - and open up the possibility for experiencing gratitude FOR the pain?
So timely in 2020, 2021... and a good time to start modeling for our kids for 2022!
4 Rules to Keep (Food) Peace on Thanksgiving
You know who wasn't invited to Thanksgiving - anywhere?
The Food Police!
In this super-quickie episode, I go over three, nope - four, important things to consider before your Thanksgiving meal. They're so important that we can call them rules for the day.
Three Tools to Help Us Help Our Kids
You know what's different in helping parents who are worried about their kids' weight? Having conversations like these: not about cutting calories and increasing movement, but using the tools of connection, openness and learning. Join me - and let me know how you apply for yourself and your family and community: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Many Faces of Responsibility
Let's talk responsibility when it comes to helping kids navigate weight concerns. Does that mean control, blame, or opportunities to take ownership?
Dive in and let me know what you see as your responsibility in your home. And the downloadable Division of Responsibility sheet (all thanks to Ellyn Satter's work) is available at https://www.wendyschofermd.com/SatterDOR.
Drop me a line email@example.com and let me know how you're applying this in your home.
What Do You Choose to Focus Upon?
The brain is hard-wired to find problems and to focus on them until fixed. So we are ALWAYS looking for danger, problems, and pain. It's about ensuring our survival.
But we have the option - the choice - to focus upon what is going well.
Take a listen, and the challenge at the end. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you noticed about 3 Things That Went Well.
Practical and fun!
Great job, Wendy! I just listened to your fast food show, and it was practical, real advise with a dose of humor. I’ll listen to more!
Every parent should be listening!
Dr Wendy Schofer's passion for helping parents and kids build healthier families shine thru so brightly!! She has an amazing background to do this work, pediatrician, lifestyle doctor AND coach - wow!!! - Every parent should be listening to this!! I am going to be sharing with my friends.