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Working with experts from the fields of psychology, health and media, Uniquely Me has been specifically designed to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image during the transition to adulthood.
In a world that constantly tells young people how they should look and has a narrow definition of ‘beautiful’, how can we help them value how they look and stay true to themselves?
As well as helping you understand how your daughter or son is feeling, our materials will help you counter the negative influence of the media and bullying on young people's body image.
Use the articles and activities in the guide to help you identify any self-esteem issues you think may be affecting your child and begin to tackle them head on. Each section includes an action checklist – pointers to help you make positive changes or initiate conversations with your child about things that may be troubling them or unhelpful messages that they might be receiving. By reading and acting on the issues in this booklet, you will have a significant positive impact on your child’s self-esteem, as well as your own.
This article is brought to you by Parent Zone and the Dove Self-Esteem Project.