2nd Edition

Your Dieting Daughter Antidotes Parents can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting, and Disordered Eating

By Carolyn Costin Copyright 2013
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    Your Dieting Daughter is a must read for anyone wanting to help contribute to a young woman’s development of a healthy self and body esteem, whether she is 13 or 30. Costin has updated the first edition of this book to reflect her 15 additional years of expertise on dealing with the tricky issues of body image, food, and weight in a culture that places an unhealthy emphasis on being thin. From aiding a young girl to lose weight for health reasons; to encouraging a young woman to accept her natural body size; to helping detect, prevent, and understand eating disorders, this second edition is full of practical and invaluable information. Chapters guide parents in the Do’s and Don’ts that will help a daughter to accept, respect, and care for her body. Readers will learn the importance of setting a good example and the critical need to take the focus from numbers and measurements - such as scale weight, clothing size, miles run, or sit-ups accomplished - to important goals like health, body acceptance, and finding physical activity to enjoy. Whether you are interested in being a good role model for you daughter, helping girls and women who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or body image issues, or raising the next generation of girls to value the size of their heart over their body size, this is a book not to be missed.

    *This is the TOC from the first edition:
    Chapter 1: "My Daughter Wants/Needs to Diet."
    Chapter 2: Thin is In.
    Chapter 3: The Thin Commandments.
    Chapter 4: Fit or Fanatic?
    Chapter 5: Mothers, Daughters, and Food.
    Chapter 6: Daddy's Girl.
    Chapter 7: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.
    Chapter 8: Diet or Disorder?
    Chapter 9: What's Going on in There?
    Chapter 10: If My Daughter Has a Problem, What Do I Do?
    Chapter 11: Packaged Meals and Promised Deals.
    Chapter 12: So You Want to Go on a Diet (Written Especially for Your Daughter).
    Chapter 13: Dear Mom and Other Letters.
    Appendix A: Nutrition Guide.
    Appendix B: Recommended Daily Allowances.
    Appendix C: Resources.


    Carolyn Costin, MFT, Med, FAED, CEDS, is the founder and executive director of Monte Nido Treatment Center and its affiliates. She is a highly respected and experienced clinician renowned for her expertise in helping people develop a healthy relationship with food, their bodies, and their weight.

    "Carolyn Costin has given us a welcome and timely update in her new version of Your Dieting Daughter, given that girls are beginning to diet at younger and younger ages and that there is great confusion about dieting and the "obesity crisis."  In a lively and engaging style and with wisdom gained from personal experience and years in the field, Carolyn Costin illuminates the issues and offers practical, compassionate, and useful advice for parents and all caregivers." - Jean Kilbourne, EdD, creator of the Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women film series and author of Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel.