Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Clearly I've joined Pinterest...



I once watched an episode of Oprah where they discussed the effects on girls hearing their mothers speak negatively about themselves. Obviously research like this is variable, but I thought there was really something to it. I mentally committed to myself that I will try my hardest to not criticize myself verbally (in general) and especially in front of my daughters.
Additionally, I once discussed something similar to this (years before I saw the show) with someone. We sort of came to the conclusion that the women who seemed to be genuinely content and happy in life, with good confidence, tended to have children who were that way as well. I know this is not the case with every family out there, but it seemed to be pretty accurate with everyone I thought about. And yes, I realize I don't know how happy or unhappy people actually are, but I think you can generally tell if a person feels good about themselves or not. Just gave me even more motivation to not only be happy for myself and my husband, but for my children as well. (When I have them someday.)

5 comments:

Elise said...

I guess I should stop calling myself a fat b all the time. Eh. I only have a son, so I am good for a while.

Haley Roe said...

i love you and your blog and your comments. they seriously make my day every time. please dont stop :)

Michelle said...

Even with the smallest things you say the littles catch on. Imagine hearing maddie or megan asking you if the pants they are wearing make them look fat. Oops. And Pinterest is definitely an addiction.

chelse said...

Agreed. I even notice when my sisters are stressed and mad it makes their kids the same way. That's why we're so much like our parents. It makes you want to be happy every day just for them!

Brooke said...

Ekk... I think about this all the time. I am addicted to the scale, and almost everytime that I get on, Emma gets on right after me.

I have just come to the realization that I have to continue to eat healthy and feed her healthy stuff and stay active so that she knows that it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's freaking hard man!!!!