As a parent of a young girl, you work hard to make sure your child feels safe and loved at all times. You want her to grow up feeling good about herself and confident enough to achieve her goals. But as hard as you may try to instill positive self-esteem and body confidence in your daughter, the world we live in may be working against you and giving your daughter cause to feel less than great about the skin she's in. If that is the case, you need to know the reasons why your daughter may be insulting her body.
According to Kid's Health, your child's self-esteem can impact her mental health and behavior, making it important to pay close attention to how your daughter views her body. You should be tuned in to the things she hears about weight and body image at home, at school, and in the media, as they will all play a part in shaping her perspective.
It's never too early to start helping your daughter develop a positive body image. As WebMD mentioned, research has shown that television shows that focus on appearance can affect the self-esteem of girls as young as age five.
The moment your daughter steps outside of your front door, she will be inundated with images of what society considers ideal. By paying close attention to what your daughter is seeing and keeping the lines of communication open, you can ensure that your daughter doesn't let society's standard of beauty affect how she sees herself.