This is important – it’s moving and it could be any of us.
Last week in Auckland I got to talk at two schools to two bunches of incredible parents. And after one of those talks a mum, with tears in her eyes, a shake in her hands and a wobble in her voice said to me: “Thank you so much. You’ve got no idea how important this talk is for me to hear. My daughter is on the brink of death and has been for months and this is the first talk I’ve ever been to that addresses eating disorder prevention. If you can help just one family avoid the heartbreak and relentless fear that we are facing right now, you have done an amazing thing – people don’t get how easily these conditions are triggered, and how hard they are to overcome.”
It’s mothers like her that make me as stubborn as I am to keep doing what I do. It’s mum’s like her that make me realise how much knowledge I have that is important to share.
And it’s with her voice in my ear that I’m reaching out and asking you favour. I’m in the process of raising money to publish a book. It’s called The Body Confidence Workbook: A Practical Workbook For Parents. And I need your help.
If you see any importance in understanding Body Image & Young People please consider pledging to this project (you get a copy of the book, and lots of extra goodies – so I’m not asking for an outright donation).
Here are some quick questions to ask yourself to judge if it might be in your interest to pledge…
If the idea that 80% of women say they have an I Hate My Body moment every single day – and you’d prefer your daughter wasn’t amongst them – please consider pledging to the project.
If the idea that 14 year olds are saying they’d rather lose weight than do well in school – please consider pledging to the project.
If you fight with your kid about food, or the whole sugar thing does your head in, or the whole social media & body image & kids thing is a mind poke, or you just really don’t want your kid to feel as stink about their body as you did, please consider pledging (the book will address ALL those things).
If you’re on the fence and think you might consider – but not right not – please rethink that, and just do it now – because if I don’t reach the funding limit – the project won’t go ahead at all (so there won’t be a second chance to get this book). And this valuable resource won’t be available to anyone.
Here’s the link to get amongst it – you’ll see that the super early bird special ends tonight – so now is the best time act.
I love your dedication to your kids xxxx