Even though my daughter is only 4, one of the main struggles with raising a girl I’m quickly realizing is how to keep her feeling good about her body just the way it is. I’m sure this will be an even bigger topic to tackle the older she gets, but for now, I can already begin instilling a healthy mindset.
While I remember feeling self-conscious about my body when I was a young girl, I think the problem has swelled in recent years. So many women of all ages get unnecessary plastic surgery. Then, if something should go wrong, they need to hire clinical negligence solicitors to pursue compensation for soaring medical expenses that have accrued in trying to fix what was never wrong to start with.
If we could only work on appreciating the way we are, as it tends to only get worse with age and media bombardment of how the perfect woman should look. I wish more women would realize that celebrities don’t really look like that, either.
Which is why my main piece of advice is so important:
Lead by Example
We all have bad body-image days, where nothing seems to look right in what we wear. But don’t dwell on that fact, especially around young girls. Show your daughter that you love your body just the way it is. Even more than that, however, teach her that she’s more than what she looks like on the outside. Celebrate her skills and achievements. A few words of encouragement go a very long way.
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