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Lessons From My Daughter: Love Your Thighs

This picture does not do justice to the rolls
She's growing like gangbusters, stretching out the fabric of her footed onesies until her little toes are curled up and ready to bust out the bottom. So grow her thighs. I examine them in all their glory - soft, buttery skin with rolls of fat, they look like croissants. They are so voluminous that they get stuck in the leg holes of her little Bumbo chair!
I constantly want to kiss them, touch them. She's only getting taller, and her thighs will of course continue to change shape. When she becomes a teen, they'll change shape again. And again when she is a mom herself someday.

I never want her to be ashamed of them, and I never want her to notice me being ashamed of mine. This article gives great tips on how to talk to your children about body image and how to appropriately react if they bring up the topic. The process of course starts with being honest about your own insecurities and being careful about how you talk about yours…