Children are aware of not only their own body size and shape, but the size and shape of those around them. They are similar in some ways, and different in others. This helps them understand that they are unique, which means: “no one else is exactly like me. I love me!”
Helping children accept their size and shape at a young age is very important for developing their self-esteem. You can teach children that no matter what their shape and body size is, any child can eat healthy and be active.
How to help your child:
Here a few examples:
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Weigel, D., 2022, Eat Smart Be Active - This is Me! I Love Me! (Child and Body Image), Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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