How to Promote Self-Acceptance in Your Kids

How to Promote Self-Acceptance in Your Kids

When toddlers start commenting about what they do not like about their bodies, it sets the stage for mental health issues and possible eating disorders.

Parents work hard to help their kids succeed in life and this article by Melinda Wenner Moyer is a good read as it highlights how much parents’ behaviors impact their kids.

A few highlights:

“If you talk about your body in front of your kids, talk about what it can do, not what it looks like.”

“Model body acceptance as a parent, too.”

“There’s another reason to question the idea that promoting thinness is good for kids or for society. When we send the message that big is bad, we also imply that making yourself smaller (i.e., losing weight) is good.”

For the full article, click HERE. 

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