The essential body positivity handbook for parents of children and teens by powerhouse change-maker and body positivity activist Taryn Brumfitt and Dr Zali Yager.
Imagine a world where children don’t feel held back by their bodies. Where we judge each other by who we are being and what we are doing rather than what we look like. Where women don’t feel like they have to get smaller, and men don’t believe they have to get bigger, to feel loved and valued.
Body image, and the associated issues of weight, food and physical activity, are hot topics in our families. Research shows that 70 per cent of adolescents experience distress in relation to their body image, and up to 90 per cent of adult women would like to change something about their bodies. How did we get to this place of constant criticism about our own bodies, and how can we get out of it?
To coincide with the release of her groundbreaking new documentary Embrace Kids, leading body image activist and powerhouse change-maker Taryn Brumfitt has collaborated with leading body image expert Dr Zali Yager on one of the most important health issues of our times – helping our children and teens feel comfortable about, and confident in, their bodies.
With chapters on how to role-model body confidence, appreciate your own body and create a positive home environment, as well as combatting the body image challenges that emerge through peers and social media, Embrace Kids is full of evidence-based suggestions and supportive, practical advice. This book will teach you everything you need to know to build your kids’ body image, to wholeheartedly embrace their uniqueness, and to steer them on a body positivity path that has the power to liberate them for life.
Title: EMBRACE KIDS
Author: BRUMFIT TARYN YAGER ZALI
Publication date: 05/07/2022
Imprint: PENGUIN GENERAL UK