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Helping your child have a good body image

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From an early age, children are bombarded with images of ‘perfection’ on social media and in music, TV, film, advertising. This can make them feel that how people look and present themselves is more important than who they really are. It can also make them feel insecure about their own developing bodies. But while you can’t really stop them seeing images of ‘perfect’ bodies in the media, there are simple things you can try to help them be more confident about the way they look.

Tips for helping your child feel confident about their body

What can I do if my child’s struggling with the way they look?

If your child’s unhappy with the way they look, here are some things you can do to reassure them:

Last updated: 21 Nov, 2022