Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Helping Teens Build a Healthy Body Image
The physical changes that take place during the middle school years can be daunting for even the most secure of teenagers. Both boys and girls can become hyperaware of every blemish and body-weight distribution shifts. Although boys tend not to talk about it as often as girls, body image issues can plague them too. Helping your teen through these years can be a challenging time, but the good news is that we as parents and caregivers have more influence than we think.
Join this one-hour parent education workshop provided by Becky Widschwenter to learn ways to help your teen build a healthy body image, including how to:
become a healthy role model for your teen;
provide positive, non-body focused compliments for your teen during puberty;
teach your teen about media and scrutinizing what they see;
encourage and support your teen’s talents and interests over their looks; and
make improved wellness habits a family affair.
Becky Widschwenter is a born-and-raised Vermonter who got her start in the wellness field in 1985 teaching aerobics and coaching women at a small fitness studio in Williston, VT. She has a Bachelor’s of Health Science from Johnson State College. After raising four children (all of whom attended CBMS), she launched her own holistic wellness business, Mindful Movement with Becky. She currently offers an array of programs that support people along their health journey. She continues to discover and develop strategies that help her children and clients find effective ways to nurture and prioritize their health and well-being.