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On leading by example when it comes to teaching body image to children...

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Mummykindnessrachel Sun 26-May-13 20:58:59

Hi there! Thought I'd share this here, it's my latest post. Hope you like it.

"Through the eyes of our children, we are beautiful. We’re their beautiful mummies. Who are we to argue with their views and to tell them that they’re wrong, to point out the flaws in their logic along with those on our bodies?"

Quodlibet Mon 27-May-13 18:46:46

Lovely post!

I think this is something my own mother did really well. She never dieted. She never ever commented on her size or the size of anyone else. She never gave the impression of fussing over her appearance. She never read glossie mags either. I think I am remarkably rare amongst my friends for having never had significant body insecurity, beyond normal teenage mild concerns about everything growing at the right rate! I've never been on a diet either. I am not vain enough to think my body is perfect - but I really don't care what other people think of it, the thought barely ever passes through my head. I think this is truly a wonderful gift to pass to your children and I would want to follow your example too when mine arrive.

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