Grossophobia: Three books to read with your child to help him overcome it

Grossophobia: Three books to read with your child to help him overcome it

In today’s society, children face the dictatorship of appearances. Some are victims of grotophobia, a form of discrimination based solely on weight and height. To help children overcome harassment, in the show I did wellLiterary writer Natalie Lieberton, along with Julia Vignali and Melanie Gomez, recommends three books to share to tackle this sometimes painful topic.

“Currently, more than half of 6-year-old girls are wondering about their weight, size, or appearance,” notes the Europe 1 specialist in children’s literature. “It is a disturbing wave because it can cause suffering.”

Lean on embarrassing sentences

In order to free kids from this stress, Nathalie Lebreton conjures up book titles to browse through. “First, for older women, 9 to 15 years of age, and even for young women or more mature women, we can read main girl which was just released by Ricochet,” she says. It’s a book by Alice Dussoetour, who designed the illustrations. The columnist explains that it’s kind of a girl’s take today, in the world. “To every major region of the world, a story. It’s up to patriarchy, to rules… and to France, she has chosen the subject of total phobia,” notes Natalie Lebreton.

In this story, Jade, a very kind and imaginative young woman, has ideas, and wants to write, as Natalie Lebritton says, “Then all of a sudden, we realize she’s walking less and less (…) and ends up telling him and his mother, ‘You’re still so fat. For your age.” When this sentence is combined with looks, perhaps from slightly mean boys or girlfriends, Jade starts to feel bad.” This book focuses on mental and physiological health. “It is very important to stay informed, and to pay attention to our sentences for rushed and confused adults,” the columnist notes.

Find a world without standards of appearance

For little girls as young as 5/6, the book is highlighted by Natalie Lepreton custom loveBy Roland Fuentes and Alexandra Howard. “I love it because we go back to ideas received, the impossibility of being perfect,” the literary columnist recounts. “It’s the story of a little guy who lives in the land of giants, and a very tall girl who lives in the land of dwarves. They have no place in their home, they suffer ostracism, and they feel so bad that they want to leave where they are,” says Natalie Lieberton.

“They will find a world where these standards no longer have, these great castes and size and they will live happily ever after. This is an important message,” she asserts, “because life is on the side of crossbreeding, outside of standards. This is what we have to succeed in passing on to our children.”

Help children sharpen their critical thinking

Finally, Nathalie Lebreton discusses the book What’s your opinion, released by L’Agrume, which helps children claim their identity without fear of judgment, and which develops critical thinking. “It’s very good,” she says of Europe 1. “It takes a lot of life situations,” adds the columnist. “For example, a little girl who loves her mother’s dress,” says Natalie Lieberton. “She’s going to go paint it on the wall and it’s going to be argued about.”

In this book, “Every time, there is a situation and several ways of looking at things. That is what this book presents us with the question ‘You, what do you think?'” “So that the child formulates sentences, arguments, and escapes, his freedom of thought,” explains the literary columnist.

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