Written on January 23rd, 2008
There are ways to help your daughter find love for her body and self. These things can help prevent issues like eating disorders later.
Use meal times as a connection point to bond and talk about the day. Make it a habit to eat together.
Recognize and praise your daughter for what she does, not how she looks. Bring to light accomplishments and talents beyond something that relates to physical appearance.
Decrease talk about diet and weight.
Don't equate being skinny with being happy.
Watch for and discourage obsessive or extreme behaviors of any kind.
Talk with your daughter and help her make a list of all her positive attributes that aren't related to her physical appearance.
Nurture your daughter and help her become a creative problem solver.
Do you have other tips?