We’ve worked with body image experts and developed a brief guide for parents that includes:
A background to body image
The impact of an unhealthy body image in young girls
The factors that shape a girl’s body image
Strategies to help encourage a healthy body image in young girls
Parents play a significant role in shaping their daughter’s body image from an early age. What we say in front of our daughters has the power to influence their body image.
The Pretty Powerful Parents’ Guide aims to provide:
Suggestions on language for a healthy body image
Suggestions on language to try and minimise saying in front of young girls
An overview of how to get involved in the Pretty Powerful campaign being run during August 2017
We aim to drive awareness around body image issues and provide educational tools and resources to help encourage women and girls to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others. If however you need further support or counselling please contact the following organisations:
For all eating disorder enquiries and support please contact the Butterfly Foundation on their National Helpline ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) or email email@example.com. They are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST (except public holidays).
If you are suffering from or require further support with depression or anxiety please contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.
If you’re aged between 5 to 25 and want to speak to a counsellor about something you’re struggling with, you can call Kids Helpline on 07 3369 1588 or contact them online at www.kidshelpline.com.au. The helpline is open 24/7.
Confident Body Confident Child (CBCC) is a program for parents to help them teach pre-schoolers about healthy eating without negatively impacting on body image. The program is evidence based and developed by the EMBodIED Research Team at La Trobe University. Useful parenting strategies for encouraging healthy eating, positive body image and physical activity can be found on the Confident Body, Confident Child website: www.confidentbody.net. The program also has printed resources parents can access and series of group workshops available all over Melbourne. For more information visit www.confidentbody.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.