The daughter reportedly complained about being single and the dad suggested to his daughter, who is 5’3” and weighs 200 pounds, that she lose weight in order to get a guy's attention, feel more confident, and improve her health. The daughter reportedly stormed off and now the dad wonders if his advice was wrong.
While the dad's intentions might come from the right place, clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho says he should have only focused on the health concerns of his child. Dr. Judy says a better approach would have been to ask the daughter what she was not happy with regarding her health and then support her with making those changes.
The Doctors also note that leading by example, suggesting as a family everyone be more active, along with being mindful about food choices and portion control would be an ideal way to support the daughter. They also feel that the father focused on the girl's weight when the daughter was asking about dating, which is not the same issue.
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