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Learning to Like Myself

Posted: 10/21/2013

I am a child psychologist and I am obese. I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 150 pounds. I have kept it off for over 8 years, but am still overweight. I want to point out that adults can also bully children!

One of my most painful childhood memories was when I was 11 years old. I was at a regular checkup with the pediatrician, a highly respected doctor in my community. At the end of the exam he told me I needed to lose weight because boys don’t like fat girls........

Those words impacted my self esteem for years until I learned to like myself. I then focused on getting my doctoral degree in child psychology so I could help children overcome their own struggles with such devastating views.

By: Anonymous

 
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