Have you ever offered your child or grandchild a piece of candy or chocolate, because and after they've got hurt?
Have you sat down to a talk and cake with your daughter?
Have the words "Eat something, you'll feel better!" been uttered from your mouth, and they were directed toward your children or grandchildren?
Then my question is, how are we surprised that your children are learning to eat emotionally?
It is time to refocus ourselves. We have been teaching generations to view food to become more then it is, then we made up an industry to fix it, and it doesn't work!
Whatever happened to eating because we need to eat to fuel our body, and having conversations to nourish our soul? Both of them NOT at the same time!
Food is fuel and a sensual experience only. Anything else is an addition we have put upon a physical process.
The problem is now, that we have to fix the unhealthy connection between food and emotions, so that we can again free ourselves, and enjoy all of us!
So, to all the parents and caregivers out there:
Stop teaching the next generation emotional eating!
Have a wonderful day!