Monday, July 11, 2011

What 6 year olds talk about: Weight, and Fat.

In case you haven't seen it yet, this panel of 5-8 year girls discussing weight is very depressing

At an age when kids should be playing, learning, and growing into their bodies, healthy kids shouldn't be worrying about being fat at age 6.

A recently released study confirmed common sense-disordered eating practices in adolescence continues into adulthood. Those little girls are going to continue to be fat-phobic, thin-obsessed teens, and young adults.

The things we say about ourselves and those around us in the presence of little ones is reflected directly to them. We need to stop disowning and hating our bodies around children, not just for our health and happiness, but for theirs and their futures.

Maybe it's starting off small-thinking a couple less negative thoughts about our bodies a day. (The average woman thinks at least 13 a day!) Maybe it's celebrating our strengths, both inside and outside, more often.

Something needs to change.

how did this video make you feel? what can we do??

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this, I hadn't seen it. This is the age it needs to be addressed and I'm glad they decided the run the story. Parent's need to see this because for many, these thoughts are already so entrenched they pass on the habits without realizing.