Our body image is what we think we look like, and how that makes us feel. It’s not just about what we see in the mirror. It’s something we learn from the people around us, and from the way we talk to ourselves.
Children’s bodies go through lots of changes very quickly. It’s completely natural for them to feel sensitive about this. Your child might experience some anxious feelings about fitting in with others. They may start noticing or comparing:
This can be a lot to cope with at any age, so be careful not to dismiss your child’s feelings. Let them know you’re listening and ask how you can support them to feel good about themselves.
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