Positive Body Image in the Early Years: A Practical Guide


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Promote positive body image, build self-esteem and tackle body confidence issues in young children with this practical guide.

Over a quarter of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged 3-5 years old. This book explains how body image develops, highlights the warning signs of body dissatisfaction in children and provides guidance for early years practitioners on how to safeguard positive body image by building self-esteem and resilience. It also provides practical guidance and ideas for supporting healthy habits in children and creating bias-free settings.


  • 1. What is Body Image?
  • 2. Body Dissatisfaction: Understanding the Challenge.
  • 3. The Resilience Connection.
  • 4. Healthy Habits.
  • 5. Creating a Bias Free Setting.
  • Appendices.

Author Bio:

Ruth MacConville is Head of the Special Educational Needs Services, London Borough of Ealing. She is the author of several books on promoting happiness, resilience and well-being in young people.

Tina Rae is Academic and Professional Tutor for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, University of East London, UK. She has written several resources that promote well-being and motivation in young people.