Our Kids’ Body Image
By: Katy Martin, LPC
Food and body image can be intimidating topics to bring up with anyone, particularly with our children whom we want to protect. I believe that it is important to be proactive with our kids in speaking praise to their uniqueness and gifts before the world can make them believe otherwise. We have the opportunity to prepare them for what they may encounter at school, in the media, and elsewhere as they grow.
The book, “I Like Myself!” by Karen Beaumont is such a wonderful children’s book that I highly recommend. It celebrates uniqueness and embraces who we are in a silly way. It is a fun book to read but can also present great opportunities for further discussion about who we are and how we look. And it’s a great resource to begin to plant positive “seeds” of encouragement and acceptance of self at a young age.
This book is just one small tool in the midst of God’s Truth, wisdom from others, many more books, and so many other resources we can rely on.
How are you planting positive “seeds” of encouragement in your kids? Are you intentional? Is this something new to think about?