Beautiful Mommy | Beautiful Child

Beautiful Mommy | Beautiful Child

The other day, I read a Facebook post that has resonated with me.  It basically stated that we, as mothers, do not often notice we are beautiful.  In fact, we do the opposite.  Often, we say to ourselves and out loud, to those around us that we are not beautiful.  We point out all of our physical deficits or perceived deficits.  How many times has someone complimented you, for you to only refute what they’ve said?  

 
Most of us will tell our children how beautiful they are, how special they are, and much more.  But do they really learn it simply because we’ve told them?  Of course, our negative self-talk is not helpful to ourselves.  Interestingly enough, it is also detrimental to our children.  Have you ever realized that your children are listening?  Children learn from our actions. Showing them a lack of self-love, teaches them a lack of self-love.  If we say our positives out loud, we may not only start believing them, our children will likely start believing it about themselves too.  
 
When was the last time you told yourself you were beautiful, just as you are? When you start saying it out loud, you will undoubtedly feel odd.  Then, a funny thing will start to happen, you will start believing it.  Your child will see the difference too. A mommy that believes she is truly beautiful will result in a beautiful child.
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About Nancy M. Silva, MD, FAAP

I'm a Board Certified Pediatrician. I've been in practice since 2000. I'm happily married with two children. I graduated Medical School from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. My Pediatric Residency training was at University of South Florida, College of Medicine. I've been in private practice since 2000. As a medical student, I had the privilege to care for children at Kings County Hospital & Downstate Medical Center in urban Brooklyn. As a resident, I cared for children at Tampa General Hospital & All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. These experiences helped shape the Pediatrician I am today.

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