Body shaming and self-acceptance have become hot education topics; so, there are many body acceptance kids books available these days. Some of the books focus on self-esteem, some celebrate all shapes and sizes and some add messages of treating others with kindness. So, the more body acceptance books kids are exposed to, the greater the chance they will start to accept and celebrate their body and the bodies of those around them.
Stop body shaming plus size kids and stop making weight an issue for all kids…
Body shaming of anyone is cruel. It can cause them to create a negative feeling about themselves and rip apart their self-esteem. Sometimes body shaming is intentional, such as a kid being bullied at school about their weight or an adult being critical of someone’s appearance during a holiday meal. Body shaming can also be unintentional, such as an adult saying “I gained 5 pounds. I’m so fat!” Or, a pediatrician saying “You’ll be happier if your tummy is smaller.”
Body shaming of plus size kids is hurtful. Whether the shaming comes from name calling, social media, television commercials or insensitive adults, fat shaming can cause depression and keep them from growing up confident in their bodies.
Body Shaming of Plus Size Kids Is More Than Name Calling
Body shaming is more than just calling someone “fat” or “chubby.” It is anything that tries to make someone feel bad about their body. It can be said directly to the child or the child could overhear it being said about someone else. For example: