Never shame your daughter or call her names—even if you're teasing her lovingly.
By Evelyn Resh
Referring to your daughter as my "chubby little cherub" or my "plump little hen" is a mistake. Remarks like these will lead your daughter right to her favorite cookies for comfort—or possibly to something worse, like an eating disorder. You need to be complimentary toward your daughter and help her establish a friendly relationship with her flesh and reduce her feelings of "body as enemy or point of mockery."