Illumine for Parents

Why we need to foster body appreciation in our daughters

How many of us have looked in the mirror and not liked what we see? 

The focus girls place on their appearance as a measure of self-worth can be an issue for many adolescents, and even younger children. Research confirms girls can develop dissatisfaction with their appearance from age five. So how do we foster in our girls and young women body appreciation rather than dissatisfaction, in a world that continues to espouse beauty ideals that are naturally unrealistic for the vast majority?

In this episode of Illumine for Parents, Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler Welsh, discusses this important topic and strategies for parents with Associate Dean of Wellbeing, Dr Jody Forbes.