Let me clarify. A lot of a positive self image has to do with being confident in myself. The more days I didn't get dressed, the more I didn't do a thing to my hair, the more I didn't eat, the more I lost confidence in myself. The day my 7 year old son told me I should take better care of myself is the day I realized THEY SEE ME. Actions speak louder than words and clearly I wasn't taking actions that showed I cared about myself or even believed in myself. If I'm not respecting myself, why should they?
I've incorporated a morning routine/experiment to see if their habits change. I'm starting my day at least two hours before them so that I'm prepared for the chaos that usually ensues when they wake up in the morning. LET ME BE CLEAR: I'm not saying dress better and your kids will obey. I'm saying take value in yourself and BELIEVE that you are worth something. That confidence can only translate into being a better parent for your kids.
What do you think about this topic? Let me know in the comments! #hidingisoverrated