In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we chat with Dr. Stephanie Smith about promoting a positive body image with kids. She shares tips on helping kids understand real vs photoshopped images online or in magazines, how parents can set a good example of body acceptance for kids, parenting kids with different body types and more.

Dr. Stephanie Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist and author of Dr. Stephanie. In her practice, she works with moms, dads, teens and tweens. Dr. Smith uses humor, compassion and common sense to help people make positive changes in their lives. She especially enjoys working with parents to assist them in strengthening their families from the inside out.

On her blog, she writes about technology, parenting, friendship, and pop culture – all with a mental health twist. In addition, Dr. Smith is an official blogger for the American Psychological Association’s blog, Your Mind, Your Body.


Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 2:10 How can parents model positive body image for kid
  • 7:21 Tips for addressing body image with kids
  • 9:50 Different body types in the family
  • 15:22 Preparing for doctors visits and discussion of weight
  • 23:10 Body image and social media
  • 26:30 How to help kids accept their bodies while undergoing health changes

Relevant Links

Modeling a Healthy Body Image for Your Kids

Helping Kids develop Positive Body Image

Tips for Parenting Kids with Different Body Types

Ask the Psychologist: Kids and BMI

Dr. Stephanie Smith’s blog


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