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Little Girls Body Image

Dadmissions on Body Image

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

With the steady bombardment of TV images, magazines, music videos and unattainable shapes, it's no wonder, and I guess no surprise, that one little girl finally started taking notice of hers. But it doesn't make it right.

“Mom, I’m Fat:” One Mother’s Inspired Response to Her 7 Year Old

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.14.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

I read picture books with only central female characters, I insisted she wrestle her big brothers, demanded family call her words like smart and brave as much as cute and adorable. I tell her we are all different -- straight and thin to round and plump and millions of ways in between. I tell her it's what makes us all beautiful. Unconvinced.