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heres a thought that made me sad

my friend has twin daughters and she is very image insecure. Well it got to the point where she finally had a slap i the face moment about what she says around her daughters when her 3 year old looked in the mirror and asked her if she was fat! AND they would refer to her tennis shoes as her mommy's skinny shoes (b/c she would wear them to the gym where she would tell them she was getting skinny)... she's not as bad anymore but still makes a lot of comments about food...
So bewhere the kids might be 2 or 20 but they are listening and learning... make them feel good for being them!

Re: heres a thought that made me sad

  • That really is sad to see that a 3 year old is already picking up body image issues.
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  • That is really sad.  It breaks my heart.

    You are so right - kids learn their body image and what is valuable to their parents by listening to them. 

    I'm excited to have a girl, but I know given my and DH's family history that she may be at risk for eating disorders and weight problems, so I have to be extra careful.  Thanks for the reminder.
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  • That is too bad.  I am glad your friend realized her daughters are picking up her insecurities and is making a conscious effort to stop.  =)
  • yep.  i wish my mom would've been told that.  i think we were told to suck in before we were in school.  and i am definitely still traumatized.
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