July 19, 2022

Helping Our Kids Keep a Positive Body Image

Helping Our Kids Keep a Positive Body Image

“You’re so pretty!” “You’re so handsome!” Our children are beautiful, yes, but how do we teach them to have positive images of themselves no matter what? Especially when unobtainable beauty standards and diet culture messaging are all around?

How do we protect our kids from negative images about bodies, diet culture, and food without locking them in a Rapunzel tower? The truth is, we can't. But we CAN start nonjudgmental conversations about body positivity, food, and and self-esteem with our kids at home.

In this episode, Molly and Blaire discuss:

  • how to pay attention to your thoughts and beliefs around food and body image
  • how to praise your child for things other than their appearance
  • the R.E.A.L. acronym

Links to the resources mentioned in the episode:

Sumner Brooks for Good Housekeeping: "How to Raise a Kid Who Is Satisfied With Their Body, According to a Registered Dietitian"

Carolina Public Health Magazine: "Survey finds disordered eating behaviors among three out of four American women"

Bodies are Cool by Tyler Feder

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