Our society idolizes the body, creating a body-consciousness in girls that can lead to eating disorders, body-image issues, and more. This book outlines the conversations every mom needs to have with her eight- to twelve-year-old about becoming body-confident. With these helpful tools, you can teach your daughter to care for her body while emphasizing the care of her spirit.
Use these eight biblically based conversations to guide your tween into God's purpose for her body—to glorify him—and how that relates to practical concerns as...
- embracing the physical changes of womanhood
- caring for her own hair and skin
- developing healthy habits of nutrition and exercise
You'll find examples of scripted conversations, ideas for planning fantastic dates with your daughter to enhance those conversations, and even fun recipes to try together—everything you need to help her become the body-confident young woman God created her to be. You'll even find some encouragement for your own body-conscious moments.
About the Author
Dannah Gresh is an author, a speaker, and the creator of the Secret Keeper Girl live events. She has sold over 1.3 million books, including Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl, A Girl’s Guide to Best Friends and Mean Girls (coauthored with Suzy Weibel), 8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters, the bestselling And the Bride Wore White, and Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss). She and her husband have a son and two daughters and live in Pennsylvania. www.purefreedom.org.
Table of Contents
1 Why Your Daughter Needs Body Confidence 9
2 Starting with You 17
3 Helping Your Daughter to Be Body Confident 27
4 Conversation One: Your Body, a Purpose 35
5 Conversation Two: Your Body, Its Practice 45
6 Conversation Three: Your Body, God's Temple 57
7 Conversation Four: Your Hair, a Crown 69
8 Conversation Five: Food, Your Fuel 79
9 Conversation Six: Exercise, Your Strength 93
10 Conversation Seven: Your Body, a Source of Life 105
11 Conversation Eight: Your Body, a Sacrifice 117
Spirit Versus Body Challenge 125
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
i have not read this book, although it looks like a book that could help parents who are noticing their child is a tween already and want to keep their child healthy and to learn more about how to talk to them. i am giving the rate based on the cover and blurb since i really dont know.