I recently posted a picture of my daughter and
I saw an interview with Ashley Gram talking about her mom; and how she never talked about being fat in front of her while growing up. It really struck a
Could it be that simple to teach my little girl to have a good body image by simply not putting myself down in her presence?? My daughter entered the world unapologetically herself… would my negativity about my own body become her inner dialogue?!
I told my husband about my fears to which he
That was where I drew the line in the sand.
So fast forward a few and I have learned to be a little kinder to myself. I still question, I can still be critical of myself, but it’s less often. Simply changing the questions I ask out loud for my daughter’s benefit has made me check myself!! Do I really think I’m fat or is it simply that I don’t look like J. Lo that’s bugging me (which is fine because no one looks like her but her).
It’s made looking in the mirror more fun and made bathing suit shopping great! By trying to be a better role model for my daughter I have become more of my best self.
So ladies.. on that next family vacation go buy a bathing suit you love with your daughter. Stand in front of the mirror and talk about how great you both look. And kids know if you are faking so you’ll have to mean it!
Take a picture, post it, frame it, make it a moment she will remember. And teach