In this comprehensive parent-child guide to eating behaviors (from infancy through adolescence) the authors show parents how to put an end to the eating battles which confront them on a daily basis. This book will help parent and child put food back into its rightful place. Previously published as Preventing Childhood Eating Problems (featured in McCalls, Parenting Magazine, Sesame Street Magazine, Newsweek, New York Times, CNN, The Oprah Show, and many other T.V. and radio shows), Kids, Carrots, and Candy has a new Introduction that addresses society's current obsession with the "obesity crisis," as well as updated language throughout the book.
This insightful book offers a common-sense, relaxed approach to healthy eating based on the method of self-demand feeding. Contrary to the belief that children must be forced to eat what's good for them, to clean their plates, and to avoid all sweets, Kids, Carrots, and Candy presents evidence that children will naturally self-regulate their eating if rigid rules are not imposed upon them. By trusting natural hunger cycles and letting children choose when, what, and how much they eat, food becomes demystified, and a lifetime of fears, fights, and anxieties around food, weight, and diet are eliminated.
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About the Author
LELA ZAPHIROPOULOS, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice working with individuals, couples, and groups in NYC. She is on the Executive Board and a faculty member of The Women's Therapy Centre Institute and is Co-director of their post graduate training program, "Eating and The Body: A Cultural, Relational Psychoanalytic Framework." She is co-author of EATING PROBLEMS: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model. She is a member of Endangered Bodies NY, a global initiative to challenge the industries that promote body insecurity.
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