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Body Image and Young Children

May 25 2017

 

Body Image is a big issue these days and this blog aims to tackle it as well as to provide parents with thoughts and ideas.

 

A healthy girl is standing in front of a mirror pinching her stomach. She turns sideways and breathes in…she looks upset and makes a face at her reflection.

‘At Nursery someone said I was fat. I wish I didn’t have a fat tummy. I’d like to look like Lily, she’s pretty’

The girl is 3.

10 years ago, the idea that pre-school children would be anxious about how they looked was almost unheard of but for many parents this sort of comment from their child has now become the new normal.

 

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