My 14 year old's posture has gotten worse and worse over the past few years. She was active and I believe had better posture when she was younger. But with all the technology more time is spent sitting. Eating at the table makes me cringe because her tail is under and she is poking her head forward to get food with each forkful instead of bringing it up to her head and bending forward at the waist.
i have read and watched everything you published. I have implemented your techniques and feel so much better. i feel taller and feel my scoliosis is improving. But if I try to tell her about it, she just says "No thanks", or gets up from the table quickly so she doesn't have to adjust sitting. It breaks my heart. I try telling her it will improve her health, and look better, etc but since it's mom, it has no impact. she immediately rejects as soon as I start. I know she can adjust and would love it the new way if she would just open her mind to it and try it out.
Hours on the couch with no good support is damaging and the other position is on her belly on the ground propped up on elbows watching the iPad. This is dumping into the neck, and too much curve in the back.
Any tips on how to engage kids like this? I am at my wits end and the more I try the more she withdraws. The fact that we are quarantined and little outings doesn't help. At least she is not at school with the heavy backpack they lug around.
I am considering buying a firmer couch and need recommendations, but if she doesn't know how the right spinal shape should feel, I don't know if that would help her sit correctly.
Please any help is welcome!