What is body image?
Body image refers to the thoughts and feelings that a person has towards their body and body parts.
There are a number of things that can influence our body image, including: media, culture, family, and friends.
Why is body image important?
Having a healthy body image can lead to better self-esteem, happiness and confidence among children.
On the other hand, having a poor body-image has been linked with a number of difficulties, including poor self-esteem, withdrawal from physical and social activities, low mood, and disordered eating.
While there has been an emphasis on body image in females, it is important to also be mindful of body image in males
How can parents promote a healthy body image in children?
If you would like support regarding your child’s or your own body image, please contact us at Hopscotch and Harmony to discuss further with our psychologists and dietitian.