Creating a family culture that prioritizes self-acceptance is the key to positive communication around food, says Kara Becker, Newport’s National Director of Eating Disorder Programs.
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Psychological projection can be caused by fear and anxiety, lack of self-awareness, social and cultural influences, and past experiences, explains Newport’s Joe Vaccaro, PsyD.
Newport’s Michael Roeske, PsyD, and other mental health experts offer ways to broach this complicated topic and make sure kids feel supported.
It’s important for parents to accept their limitations and understand that self-care is not selfish, says Newport’s Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT.