Monday, January 30, 2012

Developing Postive Body Image in Young Girls

Since the beginning of 2012, I have started a 4th grade girls group. Each week we discuss a different topic and how it effects us as girls. This past week, we talked about positive body image and how social media, and society in general distort what true beauty is. Here are some pictures I found that a group could use to talk about the differences between these pictures. Taylor Swift has changed so much, but is she really "more" beautiful in recent picture than the first pictures? Girls today are seeing such a distorted image of beauty; the number one reason to do a group like this, would be to empower these young women to be proud of who they are and what they do.  I also showed them the DOVE campaign for real beauty.  They were shocked to say the least!
As an early teenager