“Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to talk with host Diana Pierce about how parents can promote a healthy body image for girls and boys. Experts say 80% of females are dissatisfied with their appearance, and about one million males have an eating disorder. Parents have a strong influence on children’s body images and that influence begins very early in a child’s life.” -Mom Enough
Here are Marti’s five tips for parents:
1) Watch what you say
2) Engage your child in critical thinking about media images
3) Focus attention on healthy role models
4) Make healthy eating and exercise a lifestyle for your whole family
5) Nurture your child’s self-worth through competence and character development.