I read this today. It’s from reaching wellness ltd. thought it fitted with her spirit ethos perfectly. Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works and how to look after it. Don't say anything if she's lost a few pounds. Don't say anything if she's gained a few pounds. If you think your daughter's body looks amazing, don't say that. Try these instead: "You look so healthy!" "You're looking so strong." "I can see how happy you are - you're glowing." Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body. Don't comment on other women's bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one. Programs like Love island and keeping up the Kardashians are everything that is wrong with society - your daughter shouldn't ever feel they are unattractive because they don't look like them girls and neither should you! Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms have a lot to answer for in respect of false advertising and filters. Most of the women who society have labelled as "perfect", either don't look like that in person, or have achieved that look through surgery, makeup and lighting tricks. Do not let your daughter feel inferior to these tactics! Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself. Teach her that no matter you body shape you deserve to be happy, to be valued, to be respected, to be LOVED! Don't talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new 'diet'. In fact, don't talk about diets at all in front of her. Instead, buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. Live healthier. But don't say, "I'm not eating carbs right now." Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself. Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage her to go to the gym because she wants to take care of her body. Encourage her to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage her to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it challenges fear and that's a good thing sometimes. Help your daughter love football or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you'll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn't absolutely in love with. Prove to your daughter that women don't need men to move their furniture - that she is strong and capable! Teach your daughter how to cook kale but also that it's okay to have a dominos. Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter but how to eat this in moderation for HEALTH. Maybe you and your daughter both have naturally thick thighs or wide ribcages. It's easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don't. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants. Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul. Every single girl and woman on this planet has a different body shape - let's celebrate that and stop letting it define happiness, success and value!! A healthy body and a healthy mind IS the PERFECT BODY! 💜

Posted by Voce at 2019-06-25 19:02:23 UTC