A child can form an opinion about their own body at a very young age. Research suggests, that children as young as three, can have body image issues, and there are many things that can influence them.
Kids these days often use computers and mobile devices for relaxation and recreation purposes, as well tools for learning and education. This is impacting on the sedentary lifestyle kids have now adopted. The key is finding the balance and parents play a critical role in helping children establish positive health habits that will benefit children in the long-term.
Children that have a positive body image feel good about themselves and are comfortable with their physical appearance. Parents need to encourage children to focus on their assets rather than flaws. This way of thinking contributes to a child’s self-worth and helps support their mental health and wellbeing.