Earlier this year, Reporter Kristen Hewitt went viral for her stance on short-shorts for her daughter (read here). As any mom knows, teaching positive body image can be tricky with today's media constantly bombarding us. Today we want to share 5 ways you can send the right message to your child about their own body image:
Talk about who they are instead of how they look.
Encourage a healthy lifestyle (eating and exercise) but don’t obsess over it.
Lead by example.
In sports and school, foster self-worth by letting your child know you value them because of who they, not how they perform.
Teach them to embrace their imperfections.
A child measures his or her own value by how others perceive them.
The one thing children can excel in is being themselves.