Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Shaping a Healthy Body Image for Kids
"I look fat." "My butt is too big." "My arms look jiggly." How often do you find yourself complaining about your physical flaws in front of your children? Unless the answer is never, it's one too many times.By showing that you have a lack of self love to your children, you may be creating a monster. Having a negative body image is one of the traits you don't want to pass on to your children, especially because it can contribute to eating disorders, depression, weight obsession, poor self-esteem and a whole host of other issues. One recent study revealed that as much as 42 percent of children between first and third grade wanted to lose weight, and as much as 80 percent fear becoming overweight. It's your job to promote a healthy body image in your children. Lead by example.