TEACH HER TO LOVE HER BODY
From an early age, our girls feel locked in a constant beauty contest they feel they can never win, particularly on social networks where everything is rated according to the number of ‘likes’ they get for their photographs.
Train your daughter how to look in the mirror and concentrate on the good – how her body works and serves her – not just how it looks to others. Make a point of valuing character over appearance, in both the people you know and in your daughter. Show her that looks are just a small part of who she is. Reminder her that, in the words of the late Anita Roddick, there are more than three billion women who don’t look like supermodels, and eight her do.
Extract: Girls Uninterrupted, by Tanith Carey.
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