Teaching children the art of body acceptance is the most beneficial thing that we can do for our children. The media has blown body proportions out of the water in today’s society and children feel the need to live up to those standards. Teaching your child to feel comfortable with their body can improve their self-esteem and make them feel worthy.
It is important for parents to talk to their children about self image and worth. The media shows children skinny models and our children do not realize that most of these pictures have been edited to make them look this way. It is the parent’s role to make sure their children know that it is not healthy or realistic to look that way.
Teaching children to feel comfortable in their own bodies will allow them to blossom in their personality. They will not have to worry about how they look or what they should look like, they will focus on living their live’s to the fullest everyday. Body acceptance is something almost every child or adult struggles with. It is important to be a positive role model for your child and help them learn they are perfect just the way they are.