For the second year in a row I’ve decided to be an ambassador for KatieK. It’s got a lot to do with the fact that their clothes are super comfy and incredibly durable. These capris are a constant in my wardrobe and the only pants that I trust to do zumba in (listen to me ladies: they don’t bunch, squish or sag!). They are the kind of heavy duty pants that I can wash and wear every week for a year and they still and feel as good as when I first got them. Considering how rough I am with my clothes, that’s saying a ton!
In honor of this, I let my daughter— who dreams of becoming a model— show off my outfit today. The pieces are:
The Katie K Active Signature Collection launched Spring 2014 featuring trending bright colors and fashion forward prints. Key pieces of the line also include the comfy Signature Free Flow Cardigan flattering for sizes Small to 3X. Prices range from $14.00 to $88.00. The Katie K Active Signature Collection is available online at www.katiekactive.com.
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Simple Ways to Enforce Healthy Body Image
1. Watch what you say.
Parents so often don’t think before they speak. If you make frequent comments about your weight, the calories you consume, or disparaging remarks about your own looks, your kids will pick up on it. Without realizing it, they will begin to apply those kinds of comments to themselves.
2. Compliment what you don’t see.
Give your kids compliments on their character traits and behavior rather than their appearance. Then they will learn not to evaluate themselves and others according to looks, but according to personal integrity.
3. Okay, well, compliment what you do see as well.
It’s okay to let your kids know they look good. Inside, they may desperately need to hear a complimentary word from you about their new dress or hat. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a sincere and genuine comment! Just make sure it isn’t the only kind of compliment you give your kids.
4. Keep it in perspective.
Talk to your kids about how looks are not what determines the value of a person. How they look is so important to adolescent kids, but try to keep a healthy perspective about looks while respecting where your child is in that regard. Looks aren’t everything, even though it seems that way to the average teen.
5. Inform your kids.
Do your kids know that weight gain is normal when they hit puberty? Does your son know that he is not going to have body-builder muscles at age 15? Is your daughter aware that her hips are going to get wider, and that this is totally normal? Let your kids know what to expect so they don’t obsess over what’s perfectly natural and unavoidable.
6. Restrict and discuss media images.
By no means am I suggesting that you shield your kids from all media images, but just keep a healthy (and age appropriate) eye on what they’re exposed to. Talk openly about the images they do see. Watch TV with your kids and look at the magazines they’re reading. Discuss the body images in the ads, movies, and so forth. Let them know early on that such images are enhanced and altered, and that no one can look like the people in the pictures.
7. Teach health, not looks.
Teach your kids that exercise and diet are good for their health rather than all about obtaining a certain ideal shape or look. Good health is attractive in any body type. I try to emphasis the importance of being “fit”, “healthy”, or “active”.
Katie’s platform is “define brave”. Katie’s definition of brave is being the best you, you can be. Brave also comes in all shapes and sizes. Katie’s determination and hard work has definitely defined brave in her own life and, Katie’s goal is to help all women define brave in their lives as well.