Amanda's Big Dream
Amanda's Big Dream
Amanda's Big Dream

Amanda's Big Dream

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Author: Matz, Judith

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 32

Publisher: Graceful Cat Press

Release Date: 28-02-2015

Details: Product description Amanda’s Big Dream is the inspiring adventure of a girl who dreams of a solo in the Spring Ice Skating Show.When Amanda’s skating coach makes a comment about her weight, she loses confidence in her ability to make her dream come true. Despite reassurances from her parents, her doctor, and her best friend, Amanda decides to quit skating.Will Amanda return to the ice? Or has she given up forever?Come along with Amanda as she realizes the true secret to following her big dream! A healthy body image is essential for kids to feel confident and strong!Parents want their children to have a healthy body image, but may be unsure how to respond to their kids’ anxiety about weight. Amanda’s Big Dream helps parents, teachers and other caregivers discuss this topic with children in an entertaining and positive way.You won’t want to miss this new resource! Amanda's Big Dream is for: Children ages 5 and up who enjoy a fun, friendly story with an inspirational main character. Pre-teens and teens dealing with body image issues/body dissatisfaction. Adults who struggled with body image as a child and want to read a story that's healing. Parents looking for a fun and positive way to help children develop a healthy body image. Therapists, dietitians, pediatricians & other health professionals seeking a helpful resource for their clients/patients. Teachers who need books with a positive, thought-provoking message for their classroom. Athletic Coaches who work with children and teens. Review “I love that “Amanda’s Big Dream” promotes young people being involved in sports and following their dreams through an active and healthy lifestyle.”Jason Brown- 2015 US Figure Skating Champion, 2014 US Olympic Bronze Medalist, Team Figure Skating “This inspiring story and it’s beautiful pictures should be required reading in every child’s home, classroom, and pediatrician’s waiting room. All kids will be moved as Amanda realizes that who she is should never be limited or defined by her size and shape. This book teaches children that staying true to themselves, caring for, and taking care of their health and well-being is the way to a happy ending. Bravo to Matz and Patch for this much needed jewel of a book!” Kathy Kater, LICSW—Psychotherapist, Consultant, and Author “Parents want to raise children who are healthy and happy, and Amanda’s Big Dream supports that goal. Amanda’s Big Dream is a beautifully illustrated resource for children and parents struggling with harmful dieting messages and weight bullying. This book actively challenges common and harmful myths about weight, and supports healthy behaviors. Amanda’s Big Dream is a rare resource from a trusted professional that helps children understand that health and happiness is about far more than a number on a scale.”Katja Rowell, MD- Childhood Feeding Specialist and Author “I love this book. It says everything it has to say. All the hurtful words and ideas are there, the real impediments created by high body weight (can’t bend as far) the child’s impulse to lose weight is there, but what is SO different is the way Amanda’s parents and doctor react. They give her the exact, reality based support that she needs, and she becomes a stronger person for it.” Ellyn Satter, MS, RDN, MSSW, and author About the Author Author Judith Matz, LCSW Judith Matz is a clinical social worker dedicated to helping people make peace with food, their bodies, and themselves. Judith has 30 years of experience helping people end their struggles with eating and weight issues. Judith Matz is the co-author of two acclaimed books for adults: Beyond a Shadow of a Diet:The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating (Routledge, 2014) and The Diet Survivors Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care (Sourcebooks, 2006). Judith Matz is a popular speaker at conferences and meetings. Her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, Psychotherapy Networker, and NBC News Chicago with Nesita Kwan, Huffington Post Live,
as well as the documentary "America The Beautiful 2". Illustrator Elizabeth Patch Illustrator, blogger and body image advocate Elizabeth Patch has a BA in Drawing, an MA in Painting, and post-graduate studies in Digital Media. During her career as a high school art teacher, Elizabeth Patch overheard countless girls of all sizes talk about hating their bodies. She saw girls limit their dreams, ignore their talents and minimize their accomplishments by focusing on body size and weight. Elizabeth Patch is committed to creating positive, fun illustrations that reflect a diversity of body types!

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