Parents play a significant role in shaping their daughter’s body image from an early age. Words are powerful! What we say in front of our daughters has the power to influence their body image. It’s important that we not only avoid negative body image comments but that we voice positive ones in front of our daughters. During the month of August, we are going to be focusing on 4 key body image phrases, one per week that we are encouraging parents to share with their little girls. Each phrase will seek to teach them the truth about their bodies and how they are valued.
This week’s phrase is I am Unique. We want to teach our daughters that we all have different bodies and that’s beautiful. This will encourage our young girls to accept the uniqueness in their bodies.
Explain to your little girl what I am Unique means and get them to say it out loud every day this week.
Do an activity that shows your girl how she is unique. We’d love you to share this with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/prettyfoundation/ or on Instagram www.instagram.com/pretty_foundation/ and use the hashtag #prettypowerfulwords
3. Dig Deeper
If you’ve got time, take part in the supporting activities for this week. You can download the I am Unique activity sheets below.
Download the Pretty Powerful Parents’ guide for some language tips for a healthy body image.