Ways To Improve Your Body Image

Mirror Madness

Mirror Madness

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Celebrating Difference

Mills, Andy, Becky Osborn, and Erica Neitz. Shapesville (Carlsbad, CA Gurze Books, 2003). An early introduction to a healthy attitude regarding body image and diversity. Shapesville is a town in which friends of different shapes, sizes, colors, and skills discuss their differences and celebrate what makes each one unique. Ages 2-5.

Therapeutic Interventions

Help the child change perceptions about body image through affirmations and reinforcement of healthy behaviors and positive self-talk. (14, 15) 14. Assign the parents to brainstorm with their child a list of personal assets unrelated to body image and encourage the child to use the positive assets as self-talk to replace negative self-statements. 15. Instruct the parents to encourage the child's behavior that supports a healthy perception of body image and promotes self-acceptance (e.g., eliminate chronic weighing, less time spent in front of mirrors, wear comfortable clothes). 22. Assign the parents to record their personal eating habits and comments about weight and body image in a personal journal (or assign the Modeling Healthy Attitudes about Nutrition, Exercise, and Body Image activity from the Parenting Skills Homework Planner by Knapp). body image, and lifestyle. (33, 34)

Capacity For Mothering

The capacity for forming relationships and confidence in visualizing self as mother are efficient predictors in anticipating parent-child and child outcomes (Heinicke, in Vol. 3 of this Handbook). A simple self-report measure of the transition to motherhood has been reported Ruble et al. (1990) constructed a questionnaire and completed preliminary psychometric testing on the Childbearing Attitude Questionnaire. This scale contains 16 factors maternal worries, maternal self-confidence, relationship with husband, relationship with mother, body image, identification with pregnancy, feelings about children, negative self-image, attitude toward breast-feeding, pain tolerance, interest in sex, denial, negative aspects of caregiving, feelings of dependency, social boredom, and information seeking. The questionnaire was given at three time points prepregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum to 51 women. There was a consistency in perception of self and others across the time points, supporting the...