About Featured Book: Messages About Me, Sydney’s Story: A Girl’s Journey to Healthy Body Image by Dina Alexander
FREE Kindle! January 14-15th, 2021
We live in a great big world where we receive and send messages every day. Some of these messages are about our bodies and can alter the way we see ourselves. Join Sydney on her journey as she first struggle and then–with the help of parents and friends–comes to understand that she is happy to be herself and is truly beautiful the way she is.
This fun, extremely relatable story helps kids see they are not alone in feeling confused and sometimes bombarded by “messages” all around them.
Our kids receive hundreds, possibly thousands of messages every day from friends, family members, acquaintances, advertisements, social media, TV, and elsewhere. So many of these messages are about our bodies and can alter the way we see ourselves. It is so important for us to teach our kids to filter out negative messages and develop a healthy body image. And that is the purpose of Sydney’s Story!
Written by parents and professionals who have struggled with body image issues themselves and understand the magnitude of cultural, familial and media messaging, Sydney’s Story is a great way to combat the barrage of negative messages continually saturating our kids.
Be sure to read Messages About Me more than once with your child and check out the highly useful workbook section at the end of the story. With meaningful discussion questions, activities, and tips, it provides parents and teachers ample opportunities to teach and reinforce positive body image practices. These resources focus on messages we receive from peers, adults and media, how to combat unhealthy messages, and how to develop a truly healthy body image.
Parents can pick and choose from various discussion questions, reread the books during different phases of life and engage in other important discussions when their child is ready.
Helpful Features for Parents and Teachers include:
•Simple, meaningful activities
Feel free to check out Messages about Me for boys, Wade’s Story: A Quest for Healthy Body Image. For free lessons and helpful resources look for us online, Educate and Empower Kids.
This Children’s Book book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print