Last weekend I was body-shamed by a five-year-old. My son and I were sitting on the steps of the neighborhood pool when a chatty little girl across from me proudly proclaimed, "My mommy is skinnier than you!"
With my son watching, I thought very carefully about how to respond. In no way was I insulted by this comment because, a.) she's a five-year-old and b). I like my body just fine the way it is. Still, I felt a tad judged and had to consciously repress my initial instinct to get defensive. The absolute last thing I wanted these kids to witness was a perfectly healthy woman getting upset because someone else is skinnier...Read More