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by Sylvia Rimm,Eric Rimm

Category: Parenting
Subcategory: Relationships and Parenting
Author: Sylvia Rimm,Eric Rimm
ISBN: 1594862397
ISBN13: 978-1594862397
Language: English
Publisher: Rodale Books (September 17, 2005)
Pages: 240
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Sylvia Rimm shows the emotional toll in the epidemic of overweight children-the first book to take an in-depth look at the lives of these children. She explains how overweight children struggle in school, have lowered expectations for their future, have troubling relationships with peers and adults, exhibit more high-risk behavior, and are even more misunderstood by their own families. Drawing on a national survey of middle school children, personal interviews, and case studies, Dr. Rimm outlines the ways that parents can make a positive difference in their children's lives.

Helping your child through a weight problem doesn't have to be a long, difficult process

Helping your child through a weight problem doesn't have to be a long, difficult process.

Obesity in children - Psychological aspects, Overweight children - Psychology, Overweight children - Mental health, Obesity in children - Social .

Obesity in children - Psychological aspects, Overweight children - Psychology, Overweight children - Mental health, Obesity in children - Social aspects, Body image in children.

Helping your child through a weight problem doesn't have to be a long, difficult process. You will discover: How to coach your child to success, rather than judge his shortcomings Why overweight girls feel pressure to have sex at an earlier age than their friends-and how to protect them How.

Overweight children are too often outcasts in our middle and high schools

Overweight children are too often outcasts in our middle and high schools. I surveyed more than 5,400 youngsters, in grades three through eight, from 18 states and a variety of schools and communities, met with middle school focus groups, and interviewed children and adults who were overweight as youngsters. Half of the children in my study were in gifted programs or gifted schools. I wrote my book, Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children, as a call to parents and teachers who intentionally or unintentionally perpetuate the merciless bias to instead understand and help our overweight children.

what our kids go through- and how we can help. by Sylvia B. Rimm, Sylvia Rimm, Eric Rimm. The urgency for overweight children: the trauma our children experience. Heavy kids, heavy hearts: the public health implication sof obesity. Feeling like a blob and an outcast: emotional and social sorrows. An uneven playing field: the impact of being overweight on school achievement. Let's get physical: the less active interests of overweight children. What's going on with my body? Coping with worries related to development. From happy heavies to lone health nut parents: family relationships for overweight children.

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Rimm, S. (2004) Rescuing the Emotional Lives of our Overweight Children: What our kids go through – and how we can help. Roodman, D. (2007) CMP: Conditional Mixed Process Estimator. Boston College Department of Economics, Boston. Sabia, J. J. (2007) The effect of body weight on adolescent academic performance. Southern Economic Journal 73(4), 871–900. Soloff, . Lawrence, D. & Johnstone, R. (2005) LSAC Technical Paper No. 1: Sample Design.

Sylvia Barkan Rimm (born 1935) is an American psychologist specializing in parenting, child development and learning. She has written books on raising gifted children, success for girls, and communication skills. Rimm has a PhD. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has been a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She received her psychology license from the Ohio State Board of Psychology on March 12, 1993.

Helping your child through a weight problem doesn't have to be a long, difficult process. In Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, one of America's most trusted family psychologists for more than 20 years, cuts to the heart of the issue with simple advice you can use today, even as you are still searching for ways to help your child lose weight. You will discover: * How to coach your child to success, rather than judge his shortcomings * Why overweight girls feel pressure to have sex at an earlier age than their friends--and how to protect them * How to set guidelines for television and computer time * Ways to keep your child from getting bullied at school * Conversations you can have with your child's siblings to get their support Plus, meet dozens of adults who overcame their childhood weight problems. These real people show you the simple strategies that their parents used to help them to success--ideas you'll want to use in your own family, such as: * Focusing your child on her strengths to take the sting out of getting teased at school * Helping your child find the right clothes to fit in with her peers * Using a special-interest camp or exercise group to build positive peer relationships * Identifying other adults who can build your child's self-esteem * The best ways to praise your child
Comments to eBook Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children: What Our Kids Go Through - And How We Can Help
Braned
This is an excellent book, and one that should be read by anyone who deals with overweight children, as teacher, parent, physician or psychologist. It is well written, with many instructive and poignant vignettes.

Having said that, there are some negatives. The central dilemma in helping the overweight child is a conflict between making the child feel better and making the child thinner. The track record of treatments to make them thinner is poor. Sometimes they work but they involve convincing the child of how desirable it is to be thin. The more convinced the child becomes of the desirability of thinness the worse it feels. Rimm touches on this problem in her earlier chapters, especially in describing her argument with her son the epidemiologist, but does not resolve the issue.

Cigarettes, marihuana and alcohol are barely mentioned. This may be because of her of her focus in the earlier chapters on her own important and groundbreaking work, which was with middle schoolers.

I did not think the chapters on treatment were truly evidence-based although she has many good and useful ideas. She relies on secondary sources and on intuition and anecdotal evidence. It is presumably outside her stated purpose to offer specific dietary recommendations, but she does, in fact, make some suggestions. She might as well have gone the whole hog (sorry) and provided diet sheets rather than scientifically dubious and half-hearted tips about eating three meals a day and "healthy snacks."

The use of diet pills is not mentioned. These seem to be taboo for writers on pediatric weight problems, even though the same medications are widely prescribed to make naughty children behave better (with growth stunting regarded as an unwanted side effect).
Tygralbine
just finished this very must read for anyone in the child nutrition, fitness or parent. great points, right on and a good insightful book dealing with children's obesity.
Sharpbringer
As a former fat child, I already know the devastating effect being overweight can have on one's psyche. Reading this book just reminded me of my miserable childhood and of the horrors my daughter must be experiencing. In fact, I haven't been able to finish the book because it's so upsetting. Maybe there's some comfort and positive advice in later chapters--I hope so.
skriper
Author had good reasons for writing this book but to me fell short in really helping on any level. It would have been better if the author had actually struggled with a weight problem herself. People don't usually understand unless they have been there or seen someone close to them struggle in this area. I did appreciate some of the statistics about how children who are overweight or obese have more emotional problems. My biggest beef with the book is the common perception that overweight kids are in denial, less intelligent, and less athletic than normal weight kids. I grew up heavy and had pretty good athletic skills, did great academically ( in grade school I got perfect grades), and I never was in denial about my weight. I knew I was overweight. A big thing that held me back from losing weight was not knowing how to deal with the problem and thinking I couldn't get skinnier. Socially I did struggle a lot though, except teachers and adults did usually like me given that I was a good student and obedient. I never really had close friends through school, felt unattractive, and wasn't as happy. She was definitely spot-on about the lack of self-confidence in overweight kids. Another issue I had was feeling totally isolated from other kids because of my fatness. I was only about 20-30 lbs overweight throughout my childhood years, but I was still treated differently and left to myself. That lead to a major issue in my teenage and young adult years with not wanting to go anywhere. I thought I was ugly and socially incapable. Some of the statistics in this book are really good, but the rest is a little disheartening and unhelpful. Kids are pretty foolish. Anyone who is different is treated like a freak. My weight gain started when I entered school. I was a perfectly thin, healthy and happy baby, toddler, and preschooler. I guess the added stress of school and more sitting caused my weight problems. Funny thing was it wasn't until I was in a higher pressure northern suburban neighborhood that pushed achievement that I was really mistreated and ignored for my weight by other children.
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