Girls report starting their first diet as early as age eight. There is no shame in feeling in over your head when you see your child struggling to love themselves or their looks. Everywhere they look, teens, especially girls, see impossible beauty standards. They learn to believe their beauty determines their value in society and their worth as growing women. Between pro-anorexia sites, twerking in music videos, thinspiration, and near-nude images on Instagram, girls are always expected to look and be perfect.
Confident girls are mentally stronger, and develop healthier boundaries and relationships.
- The fundamentals of a strong and healthy body confidence
- Pitfalls to avoid that can cause lasting damage
- Four essential strategies that create strong foundations at home
- Bonus: This talk will help you if you’re also struggling to love your body
Your Facilitator: Dr. Erin Watson
Dr. Erin specialized in studying young women’s and girls’ empowerment, including body image, sexualization, and identity development. She is trained as a therapist and works as a relationship coach for individuals, couples and families. Erin also teaches at one of Canada’s highest ranked universities.
Dr. Erin has been an invited speaker in Canadian middle and high schools, giving workshops to students aged 12 to 16 on topics such as self-esteem, body image, dating & sexuality, and media literacy.