PSHE Parent/Carer Resources to Support Learning at Home
Body Confidence and Self-Esteem
At Morley Victoria Primary School we value and celebrate the uniqueness of each of our children. We want all of our children to be happy in their own body and encourage confidence through our curriculum, assemblies and modelling behaviours. To further support our children to learn self-love, body confidence and self-esteem we have provided links to resources that can be used at home as a family.
Dove Self Esteem Project
As a parent or carer, it’s natural to want the best for your child – for them to be happy, healthy and confident individuals. But that’s sometimes easier said than done, especially during the teen and pre-teen years when their bodies are changing, their self-confidence is fragile and they are trying to make that tricky transition out of childhood.
How do you help your daughter or son maintain a positive body image and find their sense of self when their world is filled with unrealistic images of physical ideals; one dimensional, ‘flawless’ beauty, and narrow messages about the ‘perfect’ lifestyle? How do you help her deal with the pitfalls of teenage life such as appearance related bullying or keep them eating healthily and enjoying exercise (without getting hang-ups about food and body shape)?
Watch the Evolution video with your child.
Talk about your reactions to it. Are there any changes in the process that surprise you? How does it make you feel when you realise how much the images we see in the media are manipulated?
Look at other media with a critical eye
Look at magazines or watch music videos with your child. Discuss whether the images you're seeing are 'real', and how much money, and how many people, are involved in producing them. Can you see any tricks from the Evolution video here?
Broaden the conversation
Talk to your child about whether images in the media are representative of the people they know and love. What does real beauty mean? Would they like to see more real beauty in the media?
Media Messages Animation
Change One Thing
Additional Resources to use with Children
Dove Self-Esteem Project x Steven Universe: Competing and Comparing Looks
Dove Self-Esteem Project has been helping young people build positive body confidence since 2004. Now, the Dove Self-Esteem Project joins Cartoon Network to take on body confidence and self-esteem issues! In our latest confidence-boosting adventure with Steven Universe, Smoky Quartz and Sardonyx chat about their totally different, but equally amazing, bodies - reminding us that we're all beautiful and unique!
Dove Self-Esteem Project x Steven Universe: Appearance Related Teasing and Bullying
Dove Self-Esteem Project has been helping young people build positive body confidence since 2004. Now, the Dove Self-Esteem Project joins Cartoon Network to take on body confidence and self-esteem issues! And who better to teach us a few lessons than the Crystal Gems from Steven Universe?
Dove Self-Esteem Project x Steven Universe: We Deserve To Shine Music Video
Dove Self-Esteem Project has been helping young people build positive body confidence since 2004. Now, the Dove Self-Esteem Project joins Cartoon Network to take on body confidence and self-esteem issues! In this music video, the Crystal Gems, along with some friends, join to celebrate all bodies...because we all deserve to shine!