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Dara Lynn Weiss

What No One Ever Says About The Fat Lady

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

Reminding me I'm fat, shaming me, didn't scare me into thinness -- it locked me in a closet with my emotions and a secret stash of food.

Lisa Belkin

Dara-Lynn Weiss Doesn't Regret Putting Her 7-Year-Old On A Diet

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents

Dara-Lynn Weiss has regrets. Putting her 7-year-old on a strict diet, and becoming known in her circle as the mother who would embarrass her daughter ...

Tiger Teachers: The New Stage Moms Aren't the Moms

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Hilary Levey Friedman

Despite their extreme antics at this point, it's a total cliché to criticize 'Dance Moms' moms. The people who really should make us scratch our heads are the other adults involved: the teachers and coaches.

How to Get a Book Deal: Tiger Mom, Diet Mom and Me

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 06.16.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

In the spirit of the "damned if you do/damned if you don't" memoir, I am determined to find my inner Tiger Mom/Diet Mom and expose her to the world.

Should Parents Put Their Overweight Children On Diets?

Posted 04.05.2012 | Parents

Before Dara-Lynn Weiss's controversial Vogue article about putting her 7-year-old daughter on a diet (and before the backlash to Dara-Lynn Weiss's con...

Hunger Games: In Defense of Dara-Lynn

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 06.01.2012 | Women
Amanda Guinzburg

Is it really so shocking and unforgivable that Dara-Lynn Weiss makes poor judgments and fails in various ways to guide her daughter to a place of healthy self-love when it is her task to be the shepherd of that child's weight loss? Can you find no compassion for her story?

What The Vogue Mom Got Wrong

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

While I do commend Ms. Weiss on certain aspects of her approach (such as limiting her daughter's overall intake of junk food and promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables), I believe she did fall short of carrying out many of our program's core attributes.

Mom Who Wrote 'Worst Vogue Article Ever' Signs Book Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents

Is "Weight Watchers" by Dara-Lynn Weiss, a mother who put her 7-year-old daughter on a diet, really "the worst Vogue article ever"? According to Jezeb...

Mom Who Wrote 'Worst Vogue Article Ever' Signs Book Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 05.26.2012 | Style

Is "Weight Watchers" by Dara-Lynn Weiss, a mother who put her 7-year-old daughter on a diet, really "the worst Vogue article ever"? According to Jezeb...