Today’s Reviews of Good Girls Don’t get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls & How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Robyn Silverman is transforming what we teach our girls is beauty, October 26, 2010
This review is from: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls and How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It (Paperback)

Good Girl’s Don’t Get Fat is a tremendous edition to any parenting book library. The view of beauty is taughtGGDGF Cover (hi res) not innate. Who is teaching our daughters about true beauty – you will be surprised. Dr Robyn Silverman has been a guest on my show The Coffee Klatch and speaks beautifully about the struggles our girls face. Theses struggles are not just in our teens, it starts early, very early and Dr Silverman has taken great time and care to document the lives of hundreds of girls and their battles with weight and their self impression of beauty. Good Girls Don’t Get Fat is an eye opener for parents…(read more…)

(2) On: It’s My Genre Blog

Are you a girl?
Are you the parent, grandparent, friend, teacher or caregiver of a girl?
Do you know any girls?

Go ahead and buy Good Girls Don’t Get Fat. (You might even couple it with another fairly recent release, The Hundred Year Diet by Susan Yager.) Reading Dr. Silverman’s guide on helping children avoid eating disorders is like a window into your own damaging programming. In America, we do equate size with value. In a human, the lowest possible volume has the highest value. It’s good to be hungry, it’s good to be unhealthy if you can show the right silhouette. Good Girls Don’t Get Fat points out how this message is turned into self hatred by young women every day. Nothing tastes as good as chasing the approval of others is supposed to feel. (read more…)

(3) On Diets in Review: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat is a new book written by Robyn Silverman that highlights how weight obsession is messing up our girls and how we can help them thrive despite it. This book talks about the various influences that teenage girls face and how much of society is obsessed with telling them how being thin is the only acceptable size to be. Silverman herself encountered a situation where her own infant daughter was criticized for having fat thighs. Many young girls are made to believe they aren’t good enough because of their size which of course affects their self esteem.

Through this book, parents can learn how to engage their daughters in being empowered no matter what size they are. Some very important points in this book highlight how moms, dads and other family members can have a big impact on how weight is viewed and how a girl’s self esteem develops. Other sections of the book focus on school relationships and how those play into attitudes towards weight. This book doesn’t serve as a specific diet and exercise plan; in fact it’s the opposite. This book informs parents and family members of how to build their daughter’s self esteem and make them comfortable in their own skin no matter what size they are. (read more…)

Thank you to all of you for the wonderful reviews! I look forward to hearing from more of you and posting your reviews here on the blog.  Please kindly post all reviews on Amazon as well as your personal websites or community websites!

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