Shaping Self-Esteem: Promoting Positive Body Image With Your Kids

When discussing body image with your kids, it’s important to promote a positive & healthy perspective. Here are some tips to guide your conversation: Start Early: Begin discussing body image and self-acceptance at an early age. This helps establish a foundation of positive body image & self-esteem. Emphasise  Inner Qualities: Encourage your child to value […]

Beauty, Imagination & Stereotypes : Unpacking the Pros and Cons of Barbie

My daughter was never a huge fan of Barbie, but then neither was I as a child, but after  decades of criticism that its best-selling doll fails to accurately reflect a woman’s proportions, Mattel has released three new body shapes to its iconic Barbie line ! The body types unveiled  were – curvy, tall and […]

Shocking new survey showing large number of body anxious teens avoiding PE

Being a teenager is fraught with being self conscious, yet in this digital age where image is everything teenagers are under a lot of pressure to be ‘perfect.’ The survey by the ‘Be Real Campaign’ suggests that schools could do more to combat this unrealistic expectation of what it is to have a perfect body. […]

Boys as young as 10 are at risk of eating disorders!

Up to one in ten teenage girls has an eating  disorder, medical experts have warned and increasing numbers of boys are also at  risk, some of them as young as ten, a major study has found. Experts said that with the young under  increasing pressure to ‘be perfect and look perfect’, the problem is now […]

What messages are you teaching YOUR daughter ?

As women we are very hard on ourselves – but what impact does that have on our daughters and sons? What do we pass on and what are we teaching them? Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. I’d like to see a world where […]

THIS is what you say when your daughter says she is fat

How do you handle it when your daughter suddenly says “I’m fat?” Here’s one Mum’s approach – what’s yours?