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.

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How to Teach Your Teen to Love Their Body

In a time when social media offers a skewed, seemingly perfect filter on real life, there are ways to break through the noise and support your teen’s self-image.
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3 Ways to Boost a Short Kid's Confidence

Is your kid the shortest in his class? Here are three ways to boost his self-esteem and build body confidence.
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Mom Fights Back After Nurse Body Shames Her 13-Year-Old Daughter: 'She Is Ignorant'

Julie Venn is teaching her daughters that “strong is beautiful, and weight means nothing”—so she was frustrated when a nurse body shamed her 13-year-old during her yearly checkup.
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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.
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More Body 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.
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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.
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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?!?