I started right in and the further I read, the more disturbed I became.
The writer, a mother of an overweight seven-year-old, described the Weight Watchers-type diet onto which she signed her daughter against the backdrop of her own lifelong struggle with weight and food.
Horrified at what I was reading, I hoped that by the end, the author would redeem herself and win me back over to her side. She never did. The next day, I was still disturbed. When I went online to find the article, I found that others had been equally as troubled.
I’m not a parent but I hope to be one day and any maternal instinct I have tells me that this mother’s approach was wrong.
I’m all about health and wellness for the whole family where weight loss occurs as a side effect.
The more I thought about some of the mistakes the Vogue mother made, I wanted to re-frame her actions with more constructive tips.
I appreciate all the dedicated, hard-working parents and understand that parenting isn’t always easy and not so black-and-white as I’ve outlined above. So if you’re doing what you can and your heart is in the right place, I applaud you!