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Body Image Resources

These are some resources for parents who want to help their daughters develop a healthy outlook on their bodies. Clicking on the books will take you to their ordering pages on Amazon.com. Resources for Parents of Elementary School Girls 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body by Brenda Richardson and Elane Rehr Shapesville…

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Moving Beyond Appearance

Sadly, we sometimes hear from girls as young as 6 years old about their fears of being fat.  As girls move toward the teen years, research shows a significant increase in what we refer to as body dissatisfaction. We hear from worried parents, “what can I do to help my daughter feel good about her…

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Sharing Food: Nourishment & Connection

Sometimes it feels like an absolute miracle when we actually sit down with our families to share food. Yep, eating. All at one time. In the same room. Without the TV. But it’s really, really good for us and our children. There are lots of studies that support what we know intuitively. One national study…

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What is Gender Identity Anyway?

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By: MARY SCHULTZ, MMFT Registered Intern (IMF 87459) Supervised by Monica Valdivia-Aguilar, MA, LMFT (MFT41352)   & REBECCA TURNER, M.S.   Registered Intern (94229) Supervised by Monica Valdivia Aguilar, M.A., MFC 41352 Mary and Rebecca facilitate Rainbow Grit at the Institute, our group for LGBTQ youth. It might be safe to assume you’re wearing clothes…

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