I bought my child a GI Joe Real American Hero for her birthday. I was a bit shocked when I saw he came equipped with a twenty-four pack. Who looks like that?! Oh and by the way, they aren't the greatest quality dolls. His legs came off about one day after she opened the box.
I think about the struggles that I had when I was growing up. Shoot, who am I kidding? The challenges that I face now with the way I look and the way that I think I should look. It's pretty heart breaking that our society is only becoming increasingly more focused on a person's physical appearance. I can't even begin to imagine the emphasis put on physical appearances when Julia gets into her teenage years. With altered images like these, how can anyone have a healthy image of their body?
How do you teach positive body image to your child?
What body image atrocities have you witnessed?