Body Image

Body Image

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn

For Parents: To learn tips on encouraging your kids to have a healthy body image, read this article on kidshealth.org.
For teens struggling to have a healthy body image, read tips here:

“57% of all girls have a mother who criticizes her own looks.” Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
We model behavior, whether we know
 it or not. What are you teaching? NOTE: If you haven’t seen the Dove evolution video that has been viewed over 13 million times on YouTube, it’s time to get a reminder of why our perception of beauty in our culture is distorted. View it here.

Why should everyone care about preventing teen pregnancy? To find out, listen to my radio interview with Andrea Kane, Sr. Policy Director with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Janet’s Blog on This Subject

“…As parents, we often don’t make the connection between our self-deprecation and the imprint those remarks may leave on our kids. Jokes about our disgusting muffin tops hanging over the waist of our jeans, chants of our perennial plans to lose five or ten pounds teach our kids that we are not OK with ourselves the way we are. We have sold our inner peace to society’s image of a photoshopped cover girl.” Read more of my blog entry on Body Image and Self Esteem.