Our full teen schedule is on pause for the summer and will resume in the fall!
Already feeling stressed about high school admissions?
This fall, Practice San Francisco will be offering workshops for 8th graders and their parents about how best to effectively manage the stress related to high school admissions.
We have limited capacity for these events and expect them to fill up quickly! Enter your email here to be the first to know about program details, dates, and registration.
Food, Feelings and Physical Health: Promoting balanced eating and body image in adolescence
Sarah Forsberg, PhD
Saturday, September 22: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Has your child said to you, “Do I look fat?” “Why does my belly stick out?” “I wish I was ripped like Jake”. How do you respond to “fat talk” and help your child develop a healthy body image?
Has your daughter suddenly started spending all of her free time at the gym? Has your son decided to go Paleo? Does your child sneak junk food to eat in their room? How do you know when these changes are normative and when they are cause for concern?
In this workshop, parents will learn to evaluate the line between normal body image concerns, experimentation with food and eating patterns that are typical of adolescence, and more serious disordered behaviors that are cause for concern. Further, you will learn to help your child navigate messages and images promoting the next fad diet, health craze and latest unattainable standard of beauty. We will discuss tools for navigating the current landscape of social media that helps perpetuate unrealistic ideals for comparison and can lead to negative emotional fallout. Parents are a critical resource in cultivating a healthy and balanced food environment and promoting body acceptance and care. Here you will have the chance to learn new strategies to confidently guide your child in a positive direction. There will also be space to counter common myths about eating disorders and their treatment, and how to respond if you are worried about your child or someone close to you.
Find more details, scheduling information, and registration on our scheduling page.
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