How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.
Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.
If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:
“You look so healthy!” is a great one.
Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”
“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”
Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.
Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.
Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.
Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.
Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.
Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.
Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.
Teach your daughter how to cook kale.
Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.
Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.
Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.
Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.
wait don’t use that gif the supernatural fandom might see this and they have this one gif…
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a big longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.
i can’t handle the bald guy he doesn’t even try
oh my gosh it’s back
I laughed at this for like an hour the first time it was on my dash
The bald guy is driving the boat. It’s like he realized he fucked up and deserves whatever punishment Neptune deems fit
My favorite thing about this is that the sunglasses just narrowly miss flying off the boat, and bounce back in
Interesting, this shows the probably of a child’s eye color based on the eye color of its parents!
oh how extraordinarily wrong this is hahaha
There are two genes that determine eye color. B will be brown, b will be blue, and G will be green. B > G > b
What the all sets of these eyes doesn’t represent is the genotype. You’re only looking at the phenotype.
BB (brown; two dominant genes) + BB = Brown regardless
Bb + Bb = 25% blue, 75% brown
BB + Gb (green) = Brown regardless of the green
BB + GG = Brown regardless even though one set of eye is green, brown is always the more dominant and will create brown eyes.
BB + bb = Brown regardless of the set of blue eyes. The resulting Bb is heterozygous for brown color, meaning if this offspring mates with a Bb or bb individual, they could have blue eyed children.
Bb + bb = 50% blue (bb), 50% brown heterozygous (Bb)
Bb + Gb (green heterozygous) = 25% blue, 25% green (Gb) , 50% brown.
Bb + GG = 50% brown, 50% green
bb + GG = all green. G is dominant over b.
bb + Gb = 50% green, 50% blue
bb + bb = All blue; no exceptions