Why we need to start young when it comes to body image

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Tue 25 July 2017

9 mins

Did you know that 50% of primary school aged girls are dissatisfied with their bodies?

Merissa Forsyth from The Pretty Foundation wants to change that, and says the way we talk to our daughters has a lasting impact.

Even the most innocuous or seemingly harmless of throwaway comments can be absorbed by our children and held onto, she says.

The Pretty Foundation is a non-profit organisation that’s focusing on girls aged from 2-6.  Merissa says this is the time when girls pick up life-long ideas about body confidence.

For resources and more tips head to The Pretty Foundation website.

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