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Body Images In Children

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Nicole, I loved your suggestion on improving children’s body images! As parents, it is important that we instill in our children the lessons and beliefs that they will carry with them throughout their lives. We are told in Proverbs 22:6 of the importance of raising our children in the right way from early on for them to become good adults. Personally, I do not remember my body image being an area of concern for me when I was younger. I even played with Barbie dolls and did not equate their unrealistic body proportions with any ideal or a standard for myself. However, I may have been an exception to the rule or times have changed, especially, given that research shows that 49-55 percent of 9 to 12-year-old girls are not happy with their body
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