body image, parenting, good role model of body image, increase self esteem, Practice Positive Messages If you truly care about the accidental messages you are sharing with your kids about body image, you will begin today to practice new ways to communicate self-worth. You may really need to be much more mindful of your language when anger, frustration or old patterns trigger old responses. As a kind, thoughtful person who wants the best for your children, you will begin today to speak in nurturing ways that build, support and enhance. The most significant way you can improve the self-image and confidence of your child as well as your inner child, is to become a fully functional and authentic person  who is grateful for the body, talents and intelligence we have been given.