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Talking With Your Child About Body Image

It can be confusing to make sense of the all the messages regarding health and weight. With the risk of eating disorders on the one hand and the concerns about childhood obesity on the other, it has never been more important to know how to really help without causing more harm.

Join us for an educational evening with Carmen Cool, MA, LPC. We’ll be discussing “Talking To Your Child About Body Image.” This program is appropriate for parents with children aged 5+. During the evening, we will discuss five cultural myths that directly encourage body image problems, and discover strategies to help young people challenge society’s narrow standards of beauty and health so that they can develop self-care behaviors that will carry them through life.

Sunday, March 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Boulder JCC (3800 Kalmia Ave). $8 per person or $12 per couple


Carmen Cool, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado, where she works in private practice with eating and weight-related concerns, both individually and in groups. She is the Founder and Director of the Boulder Youth Body Alliance, a nonprofit that mobilizes the passion and ability of young people to think differently and take action to stop the epidemic of body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, and size prejudice among their peers. She has presented nationally on college campuses, and at the annual conferences of the National Eating Disorders Association, Girls Coalition of Colorado, and the Girls Coalition of Minnesota.

This program is co-sponsored by JTeen and PEN (Parent Engagement Network).

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