This week, I got a note from the Mom of an 18 year old plus size girl. I can tell that the mom really wants the best for her daughter and maybe wants to try and shield her from the hurt that the world can bring.
The subject of parents wanting their kids to lose weight is never going to go away.
One of my more popular posts is Should I Tell My Plus Size Daughter to Lose Weight. I wrote that post a few years ago and today I’d like to re-visit it (we’ll call today’s post Part 2 of this conversation).
I firmly believe that I should be the person I needed when I was younger.
Thankfully, I have amazing parents that gave me confidence in myself and my abilities. There’s so much in my life that I’ve done because I believed I could… I owe that to them.
Unfortunately, I had lots of teachers and adults outside of my family who body shamed me and made me feel less valuable because of my size.
I firmly believe that we should be the person we needed when we were younger.
So, as you engage with the young kids in your life give them an extra dose of body positivity. Maybe that means mentioning how beautiful they are, maybe that means not complimenting their looks at all but focusing on how smart or talented they are. Maybe it means not talking negatively about your own body in their presence.
If you’re not sure where to begin, I’d like to ask you to leave a comment after you watch today’s video and leave a comment for your younger self. I have lots of young readers and I know they could use your encouragement.
I’m really looking forward to what you have to share.
Links to all of the beauty products I used are below!
Dear CeCe: Should I Tell my Plus Size Daughter to Lose Weight? (Part 2)