If you want your daughter to grow up with a healthy body image, there’s one, simple thing you can do – love yourself. Use our thoughtful action checklist, created by psychotherapist and women’s campaigner Dr Susie Orbach, to address body image issues – both yours and hers.
Self-criticism is common among teenage girls – how often have you urged your daughter not to put herself down? But sometimes we mums have low self-esteem too, so you could be subconsciously teaching her bad habits.
Do you ever catch your reflection and frown, or moan about how you look? You may not even realise you're doing it, but your daughter probably will.