Body image: What can I do to keep my daughter from hating herself?
In a world obsessed with weight and looks, a mother wonders how to keep her daughters healthy mentally and emotionally. VOXXI Health blogger Amanda King says,
My girls believe they are beautiful. At ages five and two, they smile in the mirror and love having their picture taken, but I know they won’t always feel this way.
Read more about her concerns and advice for other parents, in her latest entry Body image: What can I do to keep my daughter from hating herself?
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By Sandra Silva, VOXXI Health Managing Editor. @SansilFL @VOXXIHealth
Why can´t women love themselves, just the way they are?
Yesterday I worked on a blog post by Eileen Carter Campos, titled Fat or skinny, I love myself. If you have body image issues or want to teach your children how to love themselves and everybody else regardless of weight or size, I recommend you read the post. Eileen had me at “I know I´m fat and I´m ok with it.”
I grew up feeling inadequate about myself, and developed an eating disorder, which I wrote about in my first book: I Feel Fat. It´s taken me a lifetime to love my body, my hair, my fingernails, my soul … and yet it´s not a 24/7 kind of love. Most women have to exercise self-love and remind ourselves often that we´re ok, just the way we are.
I wish I´d had a parent, a teacher, a friend, like our contributor EIleen. Her students are happy to have her in the classroom, to model self-acceptance and diversity in every aspect.
By Lorraine C. Ladish, Managing editor of VOXXI MUJER @lorrainecladish @voxximujer