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Men are equally as influential as women when it comes to raising body-positive kids but also it's a minefield that can be hard for dads to navigate.

How do you say the right thing?

Kids start to recognise a "more socially acceptable body" from the age of three. That means that the comment about the "chubby kid" at kindy was noticed.

Lesson: Don't speak negatively about other people.

Seemingly positive remarks can also objectify and sterotype certain body images and people. Men might consider it harmless to comment on a good-looking actress, for example, but reinforcing those stereotypes causes children to make comparisons to their own bodies because they want to please their father-figures.

Lesson: Comment on abilities instead of appearences.

Do you have any suggestions to help others raise body-positive kids? Comment below, we would love to hear them!

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