Body shaming is something that happens in our society every day. “Shorty” is a term that every person with short height gets to hear in his/her lifetime. Children get upset when someone calls them “shorty” or comments on their height. When your child hears that being short is “unattractive” or not a “good” trait, it affects their self-esteem so as parents, it is your responsibility to make your child feel perfect about their height. Here are some things that you can do to boost your child’s self-esteem:
Whenever your child tells you that he is shorter than others it is important for you to tell them that growth happens differently for everyone. Some people will grow taller at a young age, while in some cases, others will take some time. It is necessary to have this real conversation with them so that they feel comfortable.
Listen to them:
Sometimes it is better to hear them out than to tell them what to do. Just listen to their feelings and acknowledge them and tell them that it is okay to be different from others and appreciate their features.
Rehearse a response
If your kids are tired of hearing “You look like you’re in kindergarten!” or “ Why you’re not as tall as my mom” from a classmate, teach them the right way to respond to the
Tell them to refrain from negative thoughts:
When someone feels negative about themselves they are trapping themselves in a cycle of low esteem so try to talk to and get them out of negative thoughts.