If you want your kids to have a healthy body image, it’s important to give kids positive messages without overdoing it. Here are ten things to tell your kids to help them accept and embrace their growing bodies.
Article by Weight Watchers Publishing Group via Weightwatchers.com
There can be a fine line between helping kids of any age feel comfortable with their bodies and fostering complacency to the point where they aren’t interested in developing healthy habits. Similarly, there’s often a delicate balance between promoting a healthy body image and placing undue emphasis on looks and appearance issues. The key is to give kids positive messages about their bodies without overdoing it and to convey these lessons in an age-appropriate fashion; you’ll want to use simpler or more complex language depending on your children’s ages. You’ll want to send these messages with your own behavior, too.