Tag Archives: body image

Why we need to stop forcing our children to hug

It’s the holiday season and that means lots of visits with friends and family. This can also lead to an awkward situation: relatives (ahem, grandparents!) and others who expect automatic hugs and kisses from children — even when some kids … Continue reading

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How to be kind to myself this year

Welcome back from the holidays! Have you made your resolutions yet? I don’t commit to a new resolution every year, but I often begin each January with a bit of “enough is enough”. No more being a couch potato! No more overeating! So this … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: It starts earlier than you think. Learn 10 simple tips to promote a healthy body image.

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help raise awareness I want to start talking about eating disorders. Did you know that most kids who develop an eating disorder do so between the ages of 11-14? Although it … Continue reading

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Boys and body image. Does your son look in the mirror?

 I had never given a lot of thought about boys and their body image until I became the mother of a son. And what an eye opener it has been as I watch him go through his tween years. Boys … Continue reading

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Mirror mirror on the wall…

Every name I got called. Every taunt, every mocking facial expression directed my way. Anyone who ever made a negative comment about my weight, height or appearance…I remember. Vividly. I’ve long pondered whether there was something emotionally wrong with me. … Continue reading

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Boys will be boys!

Note:  Last week’s post focused on being a girl…if you missed it you can check it out here. “It’s a Boy!”  I was in shock at that moment when I realized that the ultrasound technician had been wrong and our … Continue reading

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Pretty in pink

Note: Stay tuned for next week’s post focusing on being a boy On one of our recent family walks my barely three-year old daughter declared “I want to ride the girl bike!”  The girl bike?  Of course I knew what she … Continue reading

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