Body Kind Families is a FREE initiative designed to boost parents’/carers’ confidence in promoting positive body image and responding to body image concerns in their teenage children. It supports families to be kind to their own body and to others.
Body Kind Families is just one part of Butterfly’s Body Kind annual awareness initiative creating environments which support a positive body image for young Australians. Your child may already be at one of the 1,000+ schools taking part in Body Kind Schools, so why not be a Body Kind Family too?
Body Kind Families is about providing information and resources to help parents/carers connect with the teens in their lives on important topics related to body image and eating and exercise behaviours.
It includes practical help with:
Responding to a young person speak negatively about their body
Building resilience to social media pressures
Talking to your child about appearance and weight, their own and others
Encouraging healthy relationships with eating and physical activity
Becoming more compassionate towards your own body
What to do if the teen in your life is struggling
By registering you’ll have access to Body Kind Families resources which have been developed by Butterfly with the support of leading body image experts. Content is focused on helping you make positive changes, initiate conversations and respond in helpful ways.
Covering key topics with supporting tips sheets
Including Let’s Talk..Being Body Kind Family Discussion Cards, 30 days of Being Body Kind, and Dove’s Confidence Kit
For listening on the go!
Having a positive body image helps people to feel good about themselves and supports mental health and wellbeing. But the world we live in today can sometimes make that hard, particularly for teenagers. Whilst it might not always feel like it, parents of teens can still have a really positive influence on the way a child thinks, feels and behaves when it comes to their body and appearance. Body Kind Families is about helping the teen in your life grow up happy, healthy and body confident.
All families, in all homes, Australia wide! If you are looking for resources on body image and younger children Butterfly’s Body Bright Program for primary schools includes family and community resources.
Butterfly would like to thank members of our Stakeholder Reference Group for their guidance and support of Body Kind Families.
Find out more about Body Kind Families and Butterfly prevention programs for young people, professionals and parents.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Body Kind Families is a prevention focused, health promotion initiative and therefore may not provide families experiencing an eating disorder with the support they may need. For information on Butterfly’s programs for carers or for referrals to treatment, care and support contact Butterfly’s National Helpline.
Body Kind Families is proudly supported by nib foundation.