MAINTAINING A POSITIVE, HEALTHY ATTITUDE TOWARD YOUR CHANGING BODY IS SO IMPORTANT!

MAINTAINING A POSITIVE, HEALTHY ATTITUDE TOWARD YOUR CHANGING BODY IS SO IMPORTANT!

It is just not okay for anyoneand we mean anyoneto make comments or behave in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable about your body. If this happens to you, tell an adult you trust.

HEADS UP!

Is someone outside of your age group (an older teen or adult) expressing a romantic interest in you?

This is not okay. And it’s not your fault.

Say no and talk to your parent or another adult you trust about it.

BODY IMAGE AND SPORTS

Certain sports have the potential of stressing out young athletes by overly emphasizing weight and body type.

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Gymnasts?

No, you will NOT maintain the body of a little kid.

You’re not supposed to!

Who knows what size you’ll naturally be once you go through your growth spurt? You are not a pixieyou’re a person, a young woman athlete.

There are lots of sports that demand strength, flexibility, concentration, and balance and honor (and value) our naturally beautiful wide range of body types.

Calling All Ballerinas!

Is having the “perfect” ballerina’s body just getting to be too much for you to stand? If so, tell your parent, teacher, or coach.

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