It can be tough to try to understand body acceptance for kids and why some kids look different than others. This can be confusing for children of all ages. Sometimes the confusion can lead to bullying, low self-esteem and body blues.
Start Talking about Body Acceptance for Kids
Whether you are a parent, family member, friend or teacher of a child, this fun book is an excellent conversation starter about body acceptance, differences and self-esteem. It’s a great book to give to:
- a child aged 4 to eleven years old who is questioning the different appearances of other children
- a child who feels uncomfortable because he or she doesn’t feel they look like other children
- to people who work with children – like teachers, day care workers and recreational workers
Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children was written by Sigrun Danielsdottir, an Icelandic psychologist who specializes in eating disorders and body image. This book, as well as her second book on the topic Your Body is Brilliant: Body Respect for Children, were silver medal winners in the “Self-Esteem’ category of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2015.
Both books include colorful illustrations and lots of inspiration about the wonderful things that bodies can do and how to take care of your body. The content promotes body diversity, encourages kindness among children and is designed to prevent bullying. The books can be read by the children or with a parent or other adult.
It is available at most large bookstores and can be purchased online from Amazon.
This book makes an excellent gift!