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Promoting Positive Body Image: 10 Tips for Parents

Help your children to appreciate and accept their bodies by promoting positive body image. Learn why this is such an important issue, and what you can do to cultivate happy, healthy young people.

Positive Body Image: Dr Weston’s Top Tips

As parents, we have the power to make a considerable difference to the way our children think and feel about their bodies. Listen to Dr Weston’s top tips to help your child cultivate a positive body image.

Books that Feature Strong Female Characters

Now more than ever, all young people need access to high quality literature featuring inspirational girls and women. This list of books should give you some appropriate texts to try. Like all our resources, it gets frequently updated and revised.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Tracey Wade: Perfectionism, Social Media and Eating Disorders

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tracey Wade about the impact of perfectionism on young people. They discuss the potential negative impact of social media on young people’s body confidence and eating habits as well as exploring the warning signs of eating disorders. Professor Wade shares advice on how parents can help to educate children about body image and healthy eating habits.

Puberty: General Advice for Parenting Girls

Puberty is a time of change for children and also for parents, who may be at a loss working out how to support their child. Here are a few evidence-based tips for ‘getting it right’.