Sadly, negative or critical words often make the greatest, long-lasting impact.I can still hear my beloved Grandmother’s voice as I greeted her at the tender age of seventeen.
We parents have one tough job ahead, so let’s get started.You’ll soon stop worrying about what people think of you when you realize how little they actually do.Words are incredibly powerful – much more so than we may realize.Or perhaps there’s something you’ve always wanted to buy but never had the courage?Challenge yourself to buy/wear that item at the next opportunity.I’m not happy with my appearance 100% of the time, but I’m on a mission to be.
It took me thirty-five long years to get to this point, and I know I’m one of the lucky ones.
Statistics indicate that poor body image starts shockingly young in the United States — 46% of 9-11 year-olds report they’re sometimes/often on a diet, and 78% of 17-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies.
No one seems immune to the nuisance of poor body image.
Bare it, flaunt it and strut your stuff with pride.
If you’re worried about what people will think of you – wear it anyway.
I know it’s far easier said than done, but boosting your child’s body image begins with improving your own.