| May 10, 2013
Author and weight loss coach, Charles D’Angelo, addresses an important issue and how parents can help!
My kid is being bullied about her weight. What should I do?
Listen to your child and be supportive, says Charles D’Angelo, a weight-loss coach and author of Think and Grow Thin. D’Angelo struggled with his weight as a young child and teen — at his heaviest he weighed 360 pounds — and was bullied because of it. “Parents have to not only encourage their child to become healthy, but also find where her strengths lie and what makes her feel good about herself,” he says. “It can be riding horses, building websites, painting, playing piano. Help your child focus on her strengths, her passions and her ability to take charge of her life.” You should also make her school aware of what’s going on, have them address the issue and encourage your child to come to you at any time to talk about the bullying.
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