101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body

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Harper Collins, Jul 31, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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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 possibly feel good about their bodies? While you may not single-handedly be able to change society there are ways to make sure that your daughter's sense of self is strong and sustaining. In fact, this hands-on guide offers 101 ways!

In 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body, two mothers -- one a clinical psychologist, the other an award-winning journalist -- have teamed up to provide parents with practical ideas tailored to girls from birth through the teenage years. These initiatives inform parents and encourage them to take active roles in helping their daughters develop confidence, treat their bodies with love and respect, and make peace with their unique builds so that they can revel in a sense of femaleness and physical competence.

Psychologically astute and fun to read, this proactive guide will help define a new generation of healthy girls. There's no better time than now to help our daughters, young and growing, learn to love their bodies.

 

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I bought this book because I have two daughters, ages 7 and 2, and want them to grow into strong, confident women who don't rely on other people to validate their self-love. There are a lot of helpful ... Read full review

101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body

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With the goal of boosting girls' self-esteem and self-image, these two mothers Richardson is an author, journalist, and speaker, while Rehr is a professor of women's psychology have collaborated on ... Read full review

Contents

Beyond Lullabies
1
Your Body Your Self
15
Dads
33
Parents Together or Apart
47
Body Armor
67
Acceptance and Reconciliation
87
Body Image
101
Emotional Force
121
Raising Girls to Feel Proud of Their
145
Back to Basics
165
She Is What She Eats
179
Safety Issues
191
Positive Sexuality
203
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Brenda Lane Richardson has written and ghostwritten numerous books, including Girl, Make Your Money Grow!, an investment guide for African Americans, which was featured on Oprah as part of the month-long Debt Diet series.

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