Free Your Child from Overeating: A Handbook for Helping Kids and Teens

Free Your Child from Overeating: A Handbook for Helping Kids and Teens

by Michelle P. Maidenberg PhD, MPH, LCSW-R


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615192700
Publisher: Experiment, The
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,330,465
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michelle P. Maidenberg, PhD, MPH, LCSW-R, is the president and clinical director of Westchester Group Works and cofounder and clinical director of Thru My Eyes Foundation. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice. Her cognitive-behavioral therapy program is used with children and teens at Camp Shane and with young adults and adults at Shane Diet and Fitness Resorts. She teaches at New York University and has been quoted in The New York Times, Fitness, Parenting, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Being Present 10

Strategy 1 Mind Buzz Understand How the Mind Works 12

Strategy 2 Mind Games Listen to the Messages Your Mind Conveys 13

Strategy 3 Thoughts Have a Mind of Their Own Understand Thought Patterns 16

Strategy 4 Be Present Purposefully Accept Whatever Shows Up 18

Strategy 5 Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable Challenge Your Urges 21

Strategy 6 Create Space Process Thoughts and Actions with Purpose 25

Strategy 7 Sad Food, Bad Person Understand the Way Language and Frame of Reference Impact Thoughts 27

2 Connecting With Values 30

Strategy 8 Why Bother? Understand Why Connecting to Your Values Is Important 32

Strategy 9 At All Costs Assess the Cost of Unhealthful Behaviors 35

Strategy 10 See Values in Action Pinpoint Why Healthful Living Is Important to You 38

Strategy 11 Whose Life Is It, Anyway? Examine Which Values Are Yours 41

Strategy 12 Get Unstuck Evaluate Current Behavior 43

Strategy 13 Practice Doesn't Make Perfect, and That's Okay Commit to the Value of Health 47

3 Helping Kids and Teens Get to Know Themselves 51

Strategy 14 Personal PI Evaluate All That You Are 52

Strategy 15 The Cupcake Conundrum Differentiate Among Hunger, Thirst, Desire, and Cravings 56

Strategy 16 When the Munchies Strike Assess Cravings 60

Strategy 17 Halt Learn About Emotional Eating 65

Strategy 18 Eat With Intention Use Intuitive and Mindful Eating Practices 70

4 It's All in the Mind 77

Strategy 19 Trigger Id-ing Understand Triggers 78

Strategy 20 Rethink Stinking Thinking Identify Self-Sabotaging Thought Patterns 80

Strategy 21 1,001 Zero Excuses Recognize Common Rationalizations 85

Strategy 22 Balanced Thinking Create Power Cards to Effectively Process Thoughts 87

5 The Power of the 4ps 95

Strategy 28 Predict Encourage Self-Acceptance 97

Strategy 249 Create a Blueprint 100

Strategy 25 Put Your Plan Into Action: Become a Master Problem Solver in Six Steps 104

Strategy 26 Practice, Practice, Practice Reinforce Your Skills 107

6 All In The Family: What Parents Can Do 112

Strategy 27 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Model Healthful Behaviors 113

Strategy 28 You Can Do It Examine Your Core Beliefs 116

Strategy 29 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Convey Mutual Respect and Acceptance 120

Strategy 30 Hide and Sneak What to Do When Kids and Teens Eat Food in Secret 122

Strategy 31 Teamwork Make Change at the Family Level 125

7 The Many Facets of Communicating 131

Strategy 32 Get in Touch Tap into Thoughts and Feelings on Food, Weight, and Health 133

Strategy 33 Your Body Speaks, Too Communication Dos and Don'ts 136

Strategy 34 Showing Empathy Communicate Support and Unconditional Love 139

Strategy 35 Not Cut From the Same Cloth Handle Sibling Teasing 141

Strategy 36 Knowledge is Power Increase Your Knowledge Base 144

8 Friends and Other Outside Influences 150

Strategy 37 All Of You Examine Kids and Teens' Biological-Psychological-Social Makeup 152

Strategy 38 Get Past Cultural Biases Deal with Social Media and Marketing Influences 155

Strategy 39 Bullying Is Never Okay Work Through Bullying and Weight Discrimination 160

Strategy 40 Your Body Is an Extension of You Combat Self-Criticism 164

9 Active Living 168

Strategy 41 The Power of Movement Take Advantage of the Benefits of Exercise 169

Strategy 42 Making the Team Identify Barriers to Exercise 172

Strategy 43 Get in On the Action Try These Fitness Tips 178

Strategy 44 Overcome "I Can't, I Wont" Power Cards for Fitness 181

Strategy 45 Actively Engage Get Involved and Track Participation 183

10 Getting Others on Board 188

Strategy 48 Tell It Like It Is Review Health Assertiveness 189

Strategy 49 Out and About Know the Nuances of Eating Out 192

Strategy 50 Show the Love Express Your Need for Support 195

Strategy 51 Café USDA Advocate for School Food Policies 198

11 Guiding Kids and Teens to Get Back on Track 203

Strategy 50 "I've Slipped and I Can't Get Up" Gain Perspective on Setbacks 204

Strategy 51 Slippery Situations What to Do During and After Slipups 206

Strategy 52 Speedy Recovery Eight Steps to Break the Slip-Fall Cycle 209

Strategy 53 Reconnect With Your Best Self Empower Kids and Teens to Forge Ahead 211

Epilogue 215

Mindfulness Exercises 217

Notes 230

Resources 248

Acknowledgments 252

Index 254

About the Author 262

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Kirstipesso1 More than 1 year ago
I love the family-based approach to the issues surrounding food struggles, as well as the beautifully articulated and user-friendly strategies for implementing lasting change. This book is so much more than a book about eating issues for teens. It's truly about making long life changes in many areas of one's life. This book is multifaceted and comprehensive in that is addresses both the dietary and nutrition habits as well as the associated thoughts and behaviors that often come along with eating and other issues. It is an engaging must-read for every parent and health professional and it goes way beyond issues surrounding food by bringing more mindfulness into all aspects of life.