Please join Mommybites for a teleclass facilitated by Tara Cousineau, PhD, a clinical psychologist and self-esteem expert.Tara will discuss ways that parents can guide their children to have positive body image and how to be healthy role models. The following issues will be discussed in this important teleclass:
- When do children start to pay attention to their bodies and their looks? When do they start comparing themselves to others?
- In a culture that clearly defines what “pretty” and “strong” look like, how can we raise our children to appreciate their bodies and unique attributes, take care of their bodies in healthy ways, and help them become resilient to the messages found in schoolyards, toy chests, and the media?
- How can parents approach body appreciation with 5-year-olds, 10-year-olds or 15-years-olds?
- And, most importantly, how can moms convey their own appreciation for their bodies and self care?
*Dial-in information sent upon completing your registration.
Not sure if you can make the teleclass? Don’t worry! Everyone who registers will receive a link to the taped call within 3-5 business days, so be sure to sign up.
Dr. Tara Cousineau is a clinical psychologist, self-esteem coach, and social entrepreneur based in Boston. She is founder of Moxie Moms Coaching created for mothers of tween and teen girls. The on-one-one coaching and groups programs focus on skill building and support in raising confident and happy children and self-care/self-compassion and is based on years of experience in working with adolescent girls and women. She founded BodiMojo.com, an evidence-based and innovative solution to help teenagers take control of their health by leveraging the “digital” playgrounds they reside in. The web program improved body esteem in teenage girls. Her expertise includes also writing, research and conceptual development in health media. This includes helping organizations identify and formulate health communication strategies to reach girls and women as individuals, groups and decision makers.