One of the things that I am big on is for Sophie to have a healthy self image of herself. As a girl, I used to struggle with my identity and didn’t like myself a lot. When I reached my teenage years, I struggled loving myself even more.
Now as a mom to a girl, I want Sophie grow up being confident of herself and to love herself for who she is. I avoid paying attention to her looks and calling her cute or pretty and would ask friends and relatives not to buy her toys like Barbie dolls as I feel they do nothing to teach her about beauty that comes from the inside and will stand the test of time.
We came came across this book in the library and it turned out to be a perfect read on creating positive self image.
Here are some of the pages
Don’t you love the message of this book? I do and I intend to make Sophie a scrapbook on this theme too. It will be a meaningful gift and will be perfect for Christmas, don’t you think?
How do you encourage a healthy self-image of your child?
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