Recently I nearly had a heart attack when I over heard my SIX year old and her bestie ask one another, “Do I look fat in this?” Another friend mentioned her Kindergarten son came home from school and asked her if she thought he was fat. What has Elmo been talking about their on the ‘ol Street? Seriously, I full well expected to address this issue at some point because I am raising children in bikini clad California, but ALREADY? Breezy Mama turned to Dr. de Freitas, a pediatrician and founder of Healthy Chats, for her advice for promoting a healthy body image no matter how young or old the child, signs a child/teen may have an eating disorder and more.
After hearing two six year olds ask one another if they look fat, what would you have recommended I had said? [Read more…] about Body Image: Tips for Helping Your Child Have a Healthy One