Click on the thought bubbles below to learn about child development and find body positive lessons.
Children at 5 and 6 years old
identify smaller body size with
positive characteristics e.g. nice
Begin to associate being
overweight with negative
Self-esteem is based on
opinions of significant others.
Girls as young as 5 to 6 years
old state that their ideal size is
smaller than their real size.
Children’s notions of gender
are established by ages 4-5.