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
Sigrun Danielsdottir, an Icelandic psychologist who specializes in eating disorders and body image wrote Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children. 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 prevents bullying. Children, parents or other adults will enjoy reading and sharing this book.
It is available at most large bookstores and you can purchase the book online from Amazon.
This book makes an excellent gift!