We live in an amazing world. One that’s filled with opportunities. Wonder. Beauty. And from time to time even a little magic. Despite that at least being my perspective, being a girl in today’s world is not always easy. There’s undoubtedly more opportunities for girls and women than ever before, but I also think in certain circumstances, more pressure. Pressure to perform and achieve. But mostly pressure to look a certain way and be a certain size. Surrounded (or should I say bombarded) with messages of the thin ideal, beauty norms, fast moving fashion and yes, sexualised advertising and concepts, many girls are growing up with shaky self worth and body image. We know this because they tell us so. They’re feelin it. They really are.
We can all play a part in helping children feel more positive and loving about themselves no matter what they look like and if you would like my tips for parents on how to do this, please take a look at this guest post on Childhood 101. It was written some time ago now but all the sentiments about taking care of you, not dieting,… Read the rest