“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:
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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