Body Image Workshop

On Wednesday, 12th March 2014, Chris Calland, a behaviour consultant and Body Image specialist was invited to lead a staff meeting and parent workshop.  Chris highlighted some of the issues that our children face from the media influence, current social media trends and clothing available for young children.  Staff and parents alike were shocked by some of the statistics that she shared.  Chris proceeded to share advice, tips and strategies available for staff and parents respectively which have been shown to help children's body image.  She focused on ensuring that we build individuals self esteem, self confidence and encourage children to question the influences around them.  Staff and parents alike commented on how helpful and thought provoking they found the meetings. 

Below is the handout that was available to parents summarising some of the do's and dont's that Chris suggested.


NJB ParentsTips Sheet