You'd Be So Pretty If
Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies--even When We Don't Love Our OwnBook - 2009/04/13
A "Shape" magazine columnist's guide to breaking the mother-daughter cycle of bad body image and low self-esteem.
I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, You look just like your mother!”
Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own body image blueprint.” Dara Chadwick's You'd Be So Pretty If... reveals:
What girls learn when Mom diets
How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits
The trigger words that set off a body image crisis
How to recognize a budding eating disorder
With humor and compassion, You'd Be So Pretty If... offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn't negated by carrying extra poundsor guaranteed by keeping them off.
Provides interviews and the experiences of both mothers and daughters on body image and describes what girls learn from their mother's attitudes about their appearance and how they see themselves.