The mommysphere was abuzz over Dara-Lynn Weiss Vogue article that detailed her effort to get her 7-year-old daughter to lose weight.
Criticism of Weiss spread like wildfire, especially after Katie J. M. Baker posted her scorn in Jezebel and described Weiss' self-reported intense regimen of calorie restriction and public shaming as "abrasive, often irrational weight-loss strategies" and accused Weiss of projecting her hatred of her own body onto her child, and of writing the "worst Vogue article ever".
Was Weiss wrong to put her daughter on a diet? Was the diet regimen inappropriate? Was its message misguided? Is being tough on your kid a parenting mistake?
There are situations in which action needs to be taken to prevent kids fromfurther weight gain, and it's definitely a parent's job to educate kids about healthy eating and active lifestyle, and to provide for healthy food. There's more than one way to obesity prevention and treatment in kids, and the discussion aboutRead More »from Moms Oversharing Their Kids’ Most Personal Stories