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How do you help your Daughter develop a strong self-esteem? Here are five tips.
Last month, my best friend introduced me with Concern that Everyone is calling her a "beautiful" two year-old daughter. Her concern was, "I have the impression that the world only perceives her appearance and tries to emphasize her exterior appearance, not the right force."
I can imagine people who tell a friend and daughter that they just need to relax because they have a stick. However, most of my professional life I spent with children and adolescents with eating disorders and dysmorphic disorders of the body. I stood outside the bathroom listening to the thin 14-year-old girls who forced to vomit because they did not think they were thin. I've seen some clever girls cut off their wrists because they've earned ten pounds. They are injured by these girls. My parents hurt me. I help the youngsters of this obsessive generation who will, according to A. Chris Downs, receive around 5,260 attractive ads per year (or at least 14 daily).
How can this be caught? Can my parents, like my friend, create a girl with a Healthy body image without moving to the Amish country? Here are the five keys I learned during my studies, my professional experience as a social worker, my childhood and, most importantly, my experience as a mother of pretty girls.