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101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body
Sit up straight so your tummy doesn't hang out. Thin is always in. You look so much prettier when you smile. Guys like girls with big boobs. Now that you've got your period, you's better be careful. I'd kill to have legs like yours.With negative messages bombarding our girls on a daily basis -- from misguided adults, from peers, from the media -- how can our daughters poss...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 31st 2001 by Harper Perennial
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This was interesting and not really what I expected. I was hoping for a book on ways to help Ellie win the psychological war that I constantly fail. It's scope is much broader than that, though, spending lots of time on helping your daughter to have a HEALTHY body (versus a healthy body image). So if you're concerned that your daughter is overweight this would be a great book. If your daughter leans more toward anorexia, probably less helpful. And if your daughter is a perfectly healthy weight w...more
There are some really good suggestions in here, though I had to skip several sections due to my general terror over the fact that my daughter will one day be a teenager. But for now, the suggestions in this book were very compatible with how I hope to conceptualize and talk about bodies with my daughter.
This book is written by a female journalist and psychologist along with help from other therapists. It's a good look at what parents can do to help their daughters grow up healthy with a good sense of self. The way the book is divided up is helpful and it's an easy read. I think all parents of daughters could gain some helpful hints by reading this book.
As the mother of a girl, I really loved this book. Not only did it give me a touchstone for ways to help her develop a healthy self-image, it gave me insight into my own childhood and current feelings about my body. I HIGHLY recommend it to all women with daughters!