97 episodes

Welcome to the community where we parent without weight worries.

Dr Wendy Schofer is the pediatrician and Weight Coach for Your Whole Family, specializing in helping parents who are worried about their kids' weight help the whole family build better relationships with food and body and each other. Creating lifelong habits for a healthy weight is now easy and fun for the whole family.

And, you grow closer to your whole family all along the way.

Yes, we talk weight and weight loss. And we emphasize learning to love and accept our bodies as they are before making any change. Because no one has to change their body or their weight to feel better. Let me show you how.

There is a better way to approach concerns about body image, weight, and obesity in our families: it's focusing on what we want to gain as we heal one relationship at a time.

Please like, subscribe, rate & share the podcast to help others find it & join our growing community.

Family in Focus with Wendy Schofer, MD Wendy Schofer, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to the community where we parent without weight worries.

Dr Wendy Schofer is the pediatrician and Weight Coach for Your Whole Family, specializing in helping parents who are worried about their kids' weight help the whole family build better relationships with food and body and each other. Creating lifelong habits for a healthy weight is now easy and fun for the whole family.

And, you grow closer to your whole family all along the way.

Yes, we talk weight and weight loss. And we emphasize learning to love and accept our bodies as they are before making any change. Because no one has to change their body or their weight to feel better. Let me show you how.

There is a better way to approach concerns about body image, weight, and obesity in our families: it's focusing on what we want to gain as we heal one relationship at a time.

Please like, subscribe, rate & share the podcast to help others find it & join our growing community.

    Unlocking Your Inner Rebel: How Parents Can Break Free and Rediscover Themselves

    Unlocking Your Inner Rebel: How Parents Can Break Free and Rediscover Themselves

    Hon, can we talk? I know... the word rebel doesn't feel like it fits.
    Yet, what is possible if it is the way to lead the life you actually want?
    Today we're gonna catch up, because I look a 2 month break from y'all, and I have gained so much more along the way.
    Because I gave myself permission. Permission to STOP. To CHANGE. To CHOOSE.
    Join me as we explore permission and how we think it is for and from others. 
    And let's start looking at the permission that we want to give ourselves. Perhaps not to do something, but to NOT do something.
    Ahhhh... I'm exhaling again!
    And, for those who want to look it up, I talk about the Danish concept of "hygge", pronounced "hoo-gah". You're more than welcome to join me in practicing it every.damn.day now!
    Full show notes available here.
    YouTube version of Episode #97 here.
    Calling all Healthcare Professionals: I'm so glad you're here, to benefit yourself, your family, and your patients. The CE experience for this Podcast is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/yrHnup
    Join Family in Focus coaching now. Current offerings  available here.
    Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family: get started helping your whole family with the self-paced mini-course HERE.
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    I ask a favor of you: if you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on your favorite podcast service, and share with your friends so they know that there is a different way to stop struggling with worries about weight. It's easy and fun!
    And when you're ready to start applying this in your own home, check out www.wendyschofermd.com for more information about how the Family in Focus program can help you and your family create lifelong healthy relationships with food and body, now and at every weight.
    Disclaimer: While Wendy Schofer, MD discusses health and wellness, this is not medical advice and she is not your doctor. Optimal health is achieved in combination with your physician, who collaborates with you for your individual health. Talk to your doctor. And tell them about Family in Focus. Mwah!
     

    • 17 min
    The Missing Link between Weight, Stress and Burnout

    The Missing Link between Weight, Stress and Burnout

    What's the link?
    Yes, I do believe there is one, one that is particularly seen through the eyes of a pediatrician who has struggled with stress, burnout and personal and professional struggles to create whole family health.
    What could it be?
    Seriously, it's time to take a listen.
    Learn about the missing link and how to use it for health, decreasing stress and addressing burnout.
    Full show notes available here.
    Calling all Healthcare Professionals: I'm so glad you're here, to benefit yourself, your family, and your patients. The CE experience for this Podcast is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/yrHnup
     Family in Focus coaching now. Current offerings available here.
    Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family: get started helping your whole family with the self-paced mini-course HERE.
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    I ask a favor of you: if you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on your favorite podcast service, and share with your friends so they know that there is a different way to stop struggling with worries about weight. It's easy and fun!
    And when you're ready to start applying this in your own home, check out www.wendyschofermd.com for more information about how the Family in Focus program can help you and your family create lifelong healthy relationships with food and body, now and at every weight.
    Disclaimer: While Wendy Schofer, MD discusses health and wellness, this is not medical advice and she is not your doctor. Optimal health is achieved in combination with your physician, who collaborates with you for your individual health. Talk to your doctor. And tell them about Family in Focus. Mwah!
     

    • 12 min
    How do I help my kids with their feelings?

    How do I help my kids with their feelings?

    This is the real-deal of parenting. Our kids have big feelings. And we haven't learned how to deal with our own, let alone help them.
    Until today. Let's do this, together.
    Ten minutes to review the prior episodes on emotions (check out Episodes #93 & 94), AND go through the foundations of how to help your child feel their feelings, today.
    If this is completely new to you, take a few minutes to practice for yourself first.
    It's well worth the time.
    And, here's the link to connect with me for an introductory session to talk about how we can work together.
    Full show notes available here.
    Calling all Healthcare Professionals: I'm so glad you're here, to benefit yourself, your family, and your patients. The CE experience for this Podcast is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/yrHnup
     Family in Focus coaching now. Current offerings available here.
    Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family: get started helping your whole family with the self-paced mini-course HERE.
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    I ask a favor of you: if you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on your favorite podcast service, and share with your friends so they know that there is a different way to stop struggling with worries about weight. It's easy and fun!
    And when you're ready to start applying this in your own home, check out www.wendyschofermd.com for more information about how the Family in Focus program can help you and your family create lifelong healthy relationships with food and body, now and at every weight.
    Disclaimer: While Wendy Schofer, MD discusses health and wellness, this is not medical advice and she is not your doctor. Optimal health is achieved in combination with your physician, who collaborates with you for your individual health. Talk to your doctor. And tell them about Family in Focus. Mwah!
     

    • 10 min
    Emotions: The fuel for our lives

    Emotions: The fuel for our lives

    Emotions are the fuel for our lives: they drive everything that we do (and what we don't do). Let's explore more, along with a particular example with a feeling I know very well: frustration.
    As mentioned in the episode, here is the feelings wheel.
    Full show notes available here.
    Calling all Healthcare Professionals: I'm so glad you're here, to benefit yourself, your family, and your patients. The CE experience for this Podcast is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/yrHnup
     Family in Focus coaching now. Current offerings available here.
    Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family: get started helping your whole family with the self-paced mini-course HERE.
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    I ask a favor of you: if you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on your favorite podcast service, and share with your friends so they know that there is a different way to stop struggling with worries about weight. It's easy and fun!
    And when you're ready to start applying this in your own home, check out www.wendyschofermd.com for more information about how the Family in Focus program can help you and your family create lifelong healthy relationships with food and body, now and at every weight.
    Disclaimer: While Wendy Schofer, MD discusses health and wellness, this is not medical advice and she is not your doctor. Optimal health is achieved in combination with your physician, who collaborates with you for your individual health. Talk to your doctor. And tell them about Family in Focus. Mwah!
     

    • 12 min
    The Skinny on Emotions

    The Skinny on Emotions

    Let's talk emotions: Why are they important, where do they come from, how are they made?
    It's the first in our series on emotions.
    Getting vulnerable here with the real deal about my struggles with sadness and depression in medical school, as well as the way to NOT deal with it.
    Full show notes available here.
    Calling all Healthcare Professionals: I'm so glad you're here, to benefit yourself, your family, and your patients. The CE experience for this Podcast is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/yrHnup
     Family in Focus coaching now. Current offerings available here.
    Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family: get started helping your whole family with the self-paced mini-course HERE.
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    I ask a favor of you: if you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on your favorite podcast service, and share with your friends so they know that there is a different way to stop struggling with worries about weight. It's easy and fun!
    And when you're ready to start applying this in your own home, check out www.wendyschofermd.com for more information about how the Family in Focus program can help you and your family create lifelong healthy relationships with food and body, now and at every weight.
    Disclaimer: While Wendy Schofer, MD discusses health and wellness, this is not medical advice and she is not your doctor. Optimal health is achieved in combination with your physician, who collaborates with you for your individual health. Talk to your doctor. And tell them about Family in Focus. Mwah!
     

    • 19 min
    Zzzz your way to better health

    Zzzz your way to better health

    Sleep.Comes.First.
    Let's talk about all the ways that getting better ZZZZ's can help you and your kids with better health
    AND
    What's getting in the way of the sleep you need.
    Learn about how much sleep our kids need
    The impact of sleep-deprivation upon many aspects of health
    AND 
    Why we can address sleep before we see external signs of sleep-deprivation.
    Complete with the stories of how this is something my family is still working on - we all are, as we are a work in progress!
    Reference the CDC recommended hours of sleep per day for babies to adults.
    Full show notes available here.
    Calling all Healthcare Professionals: I'm so glad you're here, to benefit yourself, your family, and your patients. The CE experience for this Podcast is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/yrHnup
     Family in Focus coaching now. Current offerings available here.
    Weight Loss 101 for Your Whole Family: get started helping your whole family with the self-paced mini-course HERE.
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    I ask a favor of you: if you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on your favorite podcast service, and share with your friends so they know that there is a different way to stop struggling with worries about weight. It's easy and fun!
    And when you're ready to start applying this in your own home, check out www.wendyschofermd.com for more information about how the Family in Focus program can help you and your family create lifelong healthy relationships with food and body, now and at every weight.
    Disclaimer: While Wendy Schofer, MD discusses health and wellness, this is not medical advice and she is not your doctor. Optimal health is achieved in combination with your physician, who collaborates with you for your individual health. Talk to your doctor. And tell them about Family in Focus. Mwah!
     

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Alanaanddavide ,

Thoughtful discussion

Nice, thoughtful discussion about health and wellness!

lara.aussiegirl ,

Just what I needed!

Wendy is so down to earth, and a pediatrician…. It’s such a good mix of wisdom and humor…. Family in Focus is helping me really refocus my family’s journey from weight loss to living and moving our bodies.
This has my laughing while I learn and feeling like it’s ok to be human and mama.

Jnell08 ,

Snacks for the Body Mind and Soul

I enjoy listening to Dr. Wendy Schofer’s podcast on my commute to hear insights into many misinformations on health and weight. I enjoy hearing about reframing and focusing on what we can do ( as opposed to what we cannot or should not do).

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