Ask Ginny: What can I do when Grandma fat shames my kid?

Dear Ginny, My daughter is on the heavier side. I do my best to help her love herself by telling her how much I love her and that she’s beautiful to me. The problem is other people. For example, every time we see my mother she mentions my daughter’s weight. Sometimes she does this right in front of my daughter, …

Ask Ginny: What can I do when I see my grown daughter binge?

Dear Ginny,  I have noticed something that really concerns me. When I get together with my grown daughter, she eats a lot of unhealthy food. When she was growing up, she was always on the chubby side, but she dieted a lot and generally kept her weight under control until she hit her thirties. Now she is 38 years old …

Ask Ginny: Her dad gives her brother seconds, but not her

Dear Ginny,  My daughter has gained weight with puberty, and her dad is constantly bugging her about it. We divorced over a decade ago, which makes it hard for me to help her since I’m not there for most of the conversations. She has told me that he frequently brings up her body size, and tells her she needs to …

Ask Ginny: Should I tell my daughter that an outfit is not flattering?

Dear Ginny,  My daughter is plus size. Going shopping can be a real struggle since there are a lot of things that don’t fit and just aren’t flattering. When I tell her that something isn’t flattering, she gets really angry. How can I say it in a nice way so that she avoids buying things that make her look even …