5 Ways Mothers Can Promote Healthy Body Image In Girls

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Watching your own weight when you have daughters in the house can be tricky business. Delight at losing a few pounds or sticking to some regimented eating can, depending on how it’s being vocalized, discourage healthy body image in your little girl. While healthful eating and smart activity choices should be instilled in girls young, the message often gets contorted in the media by conflating health with simply being skinny.

So while you’re keeping yourself active and trying to set a strong example of what positive body image looks like, fight back against the barrage of lady magazines and fat-shaming headlines she’ll ultimately encounter by implementing the following tactics in the home.