When kids go to school or to summer camp, parents don’t have much control over the types of discussions others have in the presence of their children. Kids are impressionable and certain messages can influence how kids view themselves.
After a summer camp counselor used the word “fat” in front of her then 5 yr. old child, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor of Encino, CA decided to take action and speak out.
The author and comedian does not allow anyone to use the word fat in her house and she went on to write a blog reminding grown ups of how much their words impact children in their presence.
What started out as a rule to protect her children, ended up changing the way Stefanie spoke about herself.
“The good news is that since I made the resolve to never badmouth my body in front of my children, I pretty much stopped doing it to myself away from them and I even cut way down on doing it to myself in my head,” says Wilder-Taylor.
Take a look at the coverage on ABC News: