Supporting your child with

Body image and healthy weight

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We all want our children to be happy and healthy and feel comfortable in their own skin. But every day, children and adults are exposed more and more to touched-up, filtered, unrealistic images in the media, which only promote a very narrow range of body shape and weight as acceptable or aspirational. And this can make us all feel insecure about our bodies.

So how can we help our children feel more confident about the way they look? How should we talk to them about it? Should we even mention weight? In this section we’ve got lots of practical tips for helping children feel more body confident, and for talking to them about shape, size and weight in a supportive way.