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The Dove Self-Esteem Project Podcast: The Beauty Myth

This brand-new podcast from the Dove Self-Esteem Project dives deeper into some of the topics covered by the Uniquely Me guide – a free resource from Dove UK and Parent Zone, designed to help parents boost children and young people’s self-esteem and body confidence.

In conversation with the Executive Editor Geraldine Bedell, parenting expert and Parent Zone CEO Vicki Shotbolt talks about everything from the dark side of family banter to the pressures of social media. 

The Beauty Myth

In the first episode of the Dove Self-Esteem Project Podcast, Geraldine Bedell and Vicki Shotbolt review some shocking statistics that show just how much pressure boys and girls are under to look and behave in a certain way. 

They discuss the sometimes unrealistic images that children and young people are exposed to - and the ways in which social media encourages us to act like models or influencers.  

Body Talk for Parents

We've probably all had a family member tease us at some point. Banter is a normal part of family life – but at what point does it stop being funny and cause more harm than good?

In the second episode of the Dove Self-Esteem Project Podcast, Geraldine and Vicki take a closer look at how body talk can have a negative effect on children's self-esteem and give advice on how we can empower young people to be proud of the things that make them unique.

Intrigued or inspired by what you’ve heard? Get involved in the conversation by sharing your thoughts on social media - just remember to tag @TheParentsZone 

Want to read more about the issues covered by the Dove Self-Esteem Project Podcast? Download the Uniquely Me Parent’s Guide and visit Parent Info for cutting-edge information and advice.