I’ve wanted to blog about not only about how I am going to instil in my daughter the importance of treating everyone with respect and kindness, and that every person is different and special in their own way, I also want to talk about the importance of teaching all young kids what I call the ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ theory.
I have mentioned previously in a blog that I was teased for being a chubby kid during my school years. Since about the age of 6 I was a bigger kid, I was fortunate enough though that my outgoing personality and ability to stand up for myself always saw me get through the teasing OK. But unfortunately there are kids out there who do not have self confidence. But it’s just what little kids do right? Tease each other and muck around? It’s harmless, “they won’t remember from that young!” This is where negative thoughts on body image begin. From ages as young and 3 and 4 I have heard kids use the words ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’. What the!?