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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I really find this cute and lovely. I love that cute bunny in there!
Such a cute book! And I noticed the NLB sticker, hehehe… So thankful we have libraries, eh? Can have access to such treasures like this. I agree that somehow girls are potentially more vulnerable to beauty/self image issues. When I was little, somehow all the other girls seem prettier and more stylish and confident than me. Dunno whether the other girls feel the same way too. But I think most of us always try to maintain a front. If I have a girl, I think I would be thinking along the same lines as you, to encourage my girl not to be entrapped into stereotype popularity or beauty, but just be happy to let her real self shine through.
Indeed. We are most beautiful when we are confident of ourselves 🙂