Body Issues

Arm your child with what she needs to know to develop a positive self image and confidence when it comes to her figure. Check out our advice for dealing with body issues and navigating weight issues.

Newborns' Belly Buttons

Find out when your baby's umbilical cord stump will detach and how to gently handle your baby's belly button until then.

The More Kids Use Social Media, the Less Happy They Are With Their Looks

If your daughter is spending a lot of time on Instagram, listen up.

Brave Young Burn Victims Urge Us to 'Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin'

A new video featuring young burn victims will both inspire and awe you with its incredible message about self-acceptance.

This Mom's Powerful Post About Body Image Will Shake You to the Core

This popular mom blogger's post about her eating disorder past, and her hopes for her daughters' futures, goes way deep.

Tween Clothing Mecca Justice Just Made This Gender-Non-Conforming Boy's Dreams Come True

In a heartfelt open letter on Facebook, a mom tells the retailer just how much a shopping trip to their store meant to her 10-year-old son.

How to Help Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

In the past decade, Latino kids have surpassed their peers to become the heaviest group of children in America. But it doesn't have to be that way.

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Girl's Curls

As the mother of a young mixed-race daughter with tight, spiral curls, I hope that she'll always be proud of her hair.

Kids Can Develop Body Image Issues Way Earlier Than We Think

New research finds body image awareness starts as young as preschool. What's a parent to do?

Preach, Girl! We Love This Teen's Body-Positive Response to a School BMI Assignment

An athletic teen girl wrote a powerful letter to her teacher about why she refused to do a class assignment about her BMI.

Study: Parents Quicker to Identify Gender Diversity in Boys Than Girls

New research digs into gender diversity in an attempt to understand families' journeys to acceptance.

Blake Lively Opens Up About Being Bullied for Her Height: Kids Were 'Calling Me Big Bird'

The bird behind Blake Lively's formerly unwanted nickname is now her new BFF.

How a Marathoner Reacted to Her Daughter Saying She Hated Her 'Big Thighs'

High-profile runner, Dorothy Beal shares her concern about how hearing negative body-talk can impact other women's self-esteem.

Mom's Awesomely Powerful Post About Body Image Goes Viral

We are loving this mama's Facebook post on how she's teaching her daughter about positive body image by modeling it herself.

'Thunder Thighs' Video Celebrates All Women's (And Girls'!) Bodies in the Hot, Hot Summer

Don't hide your body! Flaunt it to this summer anthem, "Thunder Thighs."

This Teacher Gives Students 'Menstruation Packs' to Get Them Through Periods

You'll love how one teacher is helping her students while they have their periods. Why wasn't she around when we were going through puberty?!?