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Why Can’t My Child Stop Eating? A Guide to Helping Your Child Overcome Emotional Overeating By Debbie Danowski, PhD
Review appeared in the August 30, 2013 issue of Publishers Weekly
Central Recovery (HCI, dist), $15.95 (166p) ISBN 978-1-937612-27-6

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Publisher’s Weekly – Book Reviews, Bestselling Books & Publishing Business News


In her new book, Dr. Danowski, who conquered her own obesity, states the obvious: the key to overcoming a child’s obesity is the initiation of lifestyle changes at home for every member of the family. The basic suggestions cover the gamut of healthy eating, healthy exercise, less sedentary time, and psychologically balanced thoughts about food itself, with parents always at the helm of every new routine. Danowski suggests that a child’s orientation to food will change naturally when parents make changes for themselves first. The author goes so far as to suggest banning food-related celebrations and food rewards for good behavior, which she argues are a logical extension of culturally-supported but emotionally and psychologically unhealthy attitudes about food. The author suggests arts and crafts exercises and other routine changes to family activities designed to strengthen the family unit. The goal: creating and understanding positive emotions without the mention or use of food. The author’s own extreme approach to healthy eating when shared takes away from her otherwise practical advice. This book will be of value to parents looking for guidance in addressing childhood obesity as an entire family. (June)
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This Blog Post Was Written By Debbie Danowski, PHD, author of, Why Can’t My Child Stop Eating — A Guide to Helping Your Child Overcome Emotional Overeating