What are your thoughts on how the media portray body image for young girls.
I cannot stress enough how many times I told my girls that starving skinny as a stick is not cool. Don't even get me started on girls who think acting dumb is cute...drive me crazy.
Dumb is dumb, having brains is attractive.
Girls need to call on both their intelligence and their emotional intelligence to wade their way thru this.
We HAVE to teach our kids just as we teach them to walk or talk; why not make sure our kids we teach them to love and care for their own bodies.
Eat right, exercise....
Don't let them be inundated so that they believe images from mags, TV of bony models, and TV stars are the norm. Let me just say another thing that I've said before in another post this challenge; kids need to be kids and not be overly sexual in how they dress.
I also think parents have to help them build healthy self esteem by being loving supports to their daughters relationships, academic and sporting activities. What our goal is as parents is to help our girls to feel as comfortable as possible in their own body/skin.