FamilyResources

Teach your child to be their best self.

Parents and caregivers have a huge influence on their student’s lives. Support your student(s) at home with resources that focus on confidence-building, self-esteem, and positive body image.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Positive Affirmations

Grades 4-5
20 minutes
In this activity, each family member will leave affirming messages for other members of the family and discuss how seeing those notes positively affected their mood throughout the day.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Body Image and the Media

Grades 4-5
20 minutes
In this activity, families will identify several examples of “appearance ideals” promoted in the media by detecting photoshopping, posture tricks, & filters while looking at magazines, watching TV, browsing the internet, etc.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Appreciating Our Bodies

Grades 4-5
20 minutes
In this activity, families will create signs of positive body affirmations to hang around the home to help each member feel comfortable and confident in their own body.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Body Talk in the Home

Grades 4-5
20 minutes
In this activity, parents will read a Body Talk Handout which discusses how adults’ language about their own bodies can affect their children. Each family member will create a list of things that they love about their physical appearance and share their ideas.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Let’s “THINK”!

Grades 4-5
20 minutes
In this activity, families will discuss the power of words and share a time that they said or posted something they later regretted. They will then do a demonstration illustrating how hurtful words cannot be “taken back,” and pledge to “THINK” before they speak or post.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

A Plan to Stay Positive

Grades 4-5
30 minutes
In this activity, families will identify norms – traditions or situations where they are expected to “conform” or “fit in” by looking a certain way. Families will recognize a positive trait or characteristic about someone else and make a plan for recognizing these traits more often.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

The Respectful Contract

Grades 4-5
30 minutes
In this activity, families will construct a “Respectful Contract” that outlines acceptable and unacceptable behaviors in the household. Families will discuss how these behavioral norms can be applied outside of the home, like at school or in the community.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Embracing Our Differences

Grades 4-5
30 minutes
In this activity, families will read aloud a series of quotes by different authors and historical figures. Families will discuss who each person was and how their background informed their perspective and helped them embrace diversity.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

My Body Can...

Grades 4-5
30 minutes
In this activity, families will discuss all of the things that their bodies allow them to do. Family members will collect images, words, or pictures to describe the things that their bodies allow them to do and create collages.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Influencers

Grades 4-5
60 minutes
In this activity, families will discuss the various influencers on their body image before working together on a scavenger hunt to identify external influencers in the media. Families will construct an action plan for avoiding negative influencers & maintaining healthy attitudes.

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Virtual Field Trip

Help students learn to appreciate their bodies, get smarter about images they see online, and build strategies to fight weight-based bullying and teasing. Tune in for the premiere on November 12 at 1pm ET!

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Fact:

People are more likely to do unhealthy things to control their weight and body shape when they focus more on appearance than body functionality.

-Thompson & Stice, 2001

About the Partnership

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have joined forces to bring Amazing Me to 4th and 5th grade students, educators and families nationwide. We know that students who are confident lead healthier, happier lives. Access our resources to help students realize their full potential and achieve success in school and beyond.

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