Body-confident children and teens: info for parents

The Butterfly Foundation is Australia's leading not-for-profit for eating disorders and body image

The Butterfly Foundation is Australia's leading not-for-profit for eating disorders and body image

By Claire Melloy, Director of Student Development

Body image is consistently reported as one of the top three concerns for young people. 

With society’s increasing obsession with appearance and diet it can be difficult for parents to know how to support positive body image.   

To help with this, Radford will host a presentation from The Butterfly Foundation on raising body confident children and teens on Tuesday, 31 July.

The Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s leading not-for-profit for eating disorders and body image.

This seminar aims to empower parents so they feel better equipped to help their child develop and maintain body confidence through their child and adolescent years.

Topics covered include:

  • Background on body image and importance of prevention
  • Brief overview of eating and body related issues and warning signs 
  • Key influences on body confidence
  • Importance of role modeling positive body image and healthy behaviours
  • Understanding ‘Fat Talk’ and handling ‘stuff’ they say
  • Awareness around behaviours that increase or decrease body satisfaction
  • Referral and support information
  • Please note, this session does not cover dealing with fussy eaters

 

Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Venue: Heath Lecture Theatre
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
No need to RSVP   

For more information, visit thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

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