What To Do When People Food Police Your ChildAug 12, 2022
If you’ve parented for even a second, you’ll know the well-meaning parents or friend that give you unsolicited advice when it comes to your child’s eating or body. You probably hear comments like “your child is too fat or skinny” or “did you know that sugar is bad?” or my favourite, “you should give your child more of this food”.
Whether you find yourself having food police thoughts about your own child or are on the receiving end of those kinds of comments from other people, it can leave you feeling stressed. This is especially true if you are trying to raise your child to have a neutral or non-diet relationship with food. Listen in to get some tips on what to do in these situations with others and also when you find the food police to be you.
In this episode, you'll learn about ways that you can navigate those situations, so that you can know what to do when people food police your child, and what to do if this is you.
On Today's Episode, You'll Learn:
- How to recognize food policing
- How to take charge of food policing situations
- How to have a conversation with people about boundaries with your child's eating and body