The Body Confidence Book

Respect, accept and empower yourself

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Pub Date 4 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 3 May 2024

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In this groundbreaking book for teens, research psychologist Professor Phillippa Diedrichs empowers us to respect our bodies and disrupt the harmful societal pressures we experience every day.
By age 15, 60% of us lack body confidence. It’s now seen as normal to grow up feeling unhappy with our bodies. But it doesn’t have to be this way. From filtered faces and dangerous body expectations on social media, to the pressures put on us by friends and family, our bodies have been through enough. The time is now to rally against these outdated ideals and create communities that celebrate the diversity of our bodies.
Through science and storytelling, Professor Diedrichs breaks down key topics such as toxic social media content, the value of diverse role models, health and body image and expressing yourself through your looks. Providing you with the information, positivity, and encouragement to accept and respect yourself, this book will give you the power to challenge appearance stereotypes and feel at home in your body.
The Body Confidence Book is not only empowering and inspiring, it is practical. At the end of every chapter, there are simple tasks to help you put into practice the topics covered, including body appreciation mirror exercises and curating your social media feed.
Illustrated in a bold and inclusive style by Naomi Wilkinson, this is the book you need to help you be body confident and make the world around you more accepting of everyone, regardless of who they are or how they look. Because every body is beautiful and every body deserves to be respected.
In this groundbreaking book for teens, research psychologist Professor Phillippa Diedrichs empowers us to respect our bodies and disrupt the harmful societal pressures we experience every day.

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This is an absolutely fantastic book for any parent with a tween or teen. I read it with my 9 year old and will leave it for her to read alone. I worry often about teenagers growing up in a social media spotlight but this book was a fantastic conversation starter for us to talk about body positivity. I recieved this book as an ARC from netgalley

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This is a wonderful book to use for younger children/ preteens to talk about body image and respect of your/ others bodies. I have a young daughter but we often talk about how her body is not an object, she can speak up if someone makes her uncomfortable, and she is beautiful no matter what. I actually downloaded this because she saw a man wearing nail polish and she asked me about it (she loved it by the way!) This book does a great job talking about preferences and the illustrations make it more friendly for younger readers. Definitely a good read. The statistic of 60% of people have body image issues is high but sadly not shocking. If anything, I would have thought more. I recommend this book!

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What a great book for kids to learn body confidence! I wish I had this book when I was kid because society tells us even as children how we are supposed to look and I never looked that way, so I'm sure this book would have been my best friend. I can see my younger patrons loving this book!

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This book was needed when I was a teenager growing up! Every single person should read this! Not only for their own confidence but for the knowledge of other people’s traditions, customs, backgrounds and feelings. Beautifully illustrated throughout and different fonts, styles and formatting mean that you can choose to skim read or properly read cover to cover. When this is published, I will be buying a physical copy for my teenage daughter.

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