The world seems to tell our children that they need to be "this size" look "like this" be "this way" and yet they never talk about how each and every one of us were made different for a reason. Shoot even identical twins have differences. God makes and loves diversity, we are all his children. I just wish society wouldn't be afraid to express this to our children instead they touch-up pictures causing a false sense of beauty and opt for what will sell those stupid teen magazines like..."How to get flatter tummies for bathing suits." I would love to see one magazine have an article titled "You are Worthy!"
One thing I am very proud of is how I talk to my children about themselves. I make sure that I let them know God made them perfect. My favorite word to call them is "gorgeous." I spew words of -self assurance at them daily to the point I have even heard, "yes Mom I know," sarcastically back to me. Teaching a child's self-worth verses what they are lacking is the key I believe.
Do you know you are beautiful? That you were made perfect? Do you know you are worthy of unconditional love? Did you know that you are sacred? That you are HIS (God's child)?
How do you talk to your children/child about their opinion of themselves?