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How to be a body positive parent and role model


by Cliona Byrne
08th Jun 2021

Photography by Helena Staniszewska

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"Body image and our beliefs around food and appearances all start in the home." - Cliona Byrne

Your kids learn their body beliefs and how to feel about their bodies from you. No matter how you feel about your body, you can instil in your children a confidence that their bodies are beautiful.

When you think of Gen Z you probably think of self-assured youngsters having fun on Tik Tok and telling us other generations that skinny jeans and side-parts are out. Yet beneath that air of coolness is a harsh truth – that our children feel insecure about their appearances. This year the Dove Self-Esteem Project released stats revealing that 87% of Irish girls aged between 10 -17 have low body self-esteem. We are a nation full...

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