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You'd Be So Pretty If . . .: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies - Even When We Don't Love Our Own

Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own "body image blueprint." Dara Chadwick's You'd Be So Pretty If... reveals what girls learn when Mom diets; how to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits; the trigger words that set off a body image crisis; and how to recognize a budding eating disorder.

With humor and compassion, You'd Be So Pretty If... offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn't negated by carrying extra pounds -- or guaranteed by keeping them off.

For more books for parents that address body image issues, visit our Body Image / Self-Esteem parenting section.

For books for children and teens, visit our Body Image section.

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"Through interviews with experts, mothers and daughters, and personal reflection, Chadwick concludes that moms hold a crucial key to how girls will feel about themselves for years to come. An essential step in raising girls with a positive body image, Chadwick maintains, is to be a positive role model; she encourages mothers to walk the talk by following a healthy life style, exuding confidence and by refraining from disparaging their own bodies.... Chadwick, who suffered from anorexia as a teen, emphasizes the importance of stressing health over weight loss. This is a thoughtful guide for moms who are rightly concerned about the body image legacy they will inevitably pass on to their daughters." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Author Dara Chadwick
ISBN 073821258X
Publication Date Apr 13, 2009
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
Category Body Image / Self-Esteem, Healthy Living, Parent / Child Relationships
Parenting Books Age Infant to Preschool, Child / School Age, Pre-Teen, Teen