Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

How are you contributing to your child’s body image? Body image is how a person perceives their appearance, including how they think others see them. It is psychological in nature and dependent on their level of self-esteem. A person’s body image can change depending on their experiences, moods and environment. Their experiences with their parents, the media, and their peers can influence how they feel about their body. Have you thought about what you say to your child and whether it is helpful to their body image?

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