These 5 celebrity moms have all realised the importance of making sure their kids grow up appreciating their bodies and also not focusing on them too much. Wanting their kids to think more about their education and other more important things, these star parents are doing what they can to ensure their children aren’t just focused on their image and have a healthy idea about their own bodies too.
Alessandra doesn’t want her daughter to focus on how her body looks: “Having a perfect body isn’t everything. I want my daughter to be nice, have a good education and be disciplined… A perfect butt doesn’t make an amazing person.”
Cindy’s daughter Kaia is already a model and she doesn’t want her to put pressure on herself: “I don’t want my daughter to think she has to deprive herself to be pretty…It’s all about balance and I can teach that best by living it.”
Doutzen will always put her daughter’s education first and doesn’t want her to become a model: “Instead of saying, ‘You’re so beautiful,’ I’ll say, ‘You’re smart,’ so she’ll have different aspirations in life than beauty and modeling. Though I love my job, I’m not changing the world. I’d love for her to study and to have different aspirations. We need to teach girls they can become presidents, and it’s not about beauty all the time.”
Gwyneth believes that accepting her daughter will help her grow in a well rounded way: “When we’re home sometimes, she’ll put on mascara. And sometimes I’ll let her wear something out to dinner — but just a little dab. Also having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good for your body image. The more we can love her and let her be who she is, the more confident she’ll feel.”
Kate wants her daughter to appreciate the figure she has: “I stand in front of the mirror and say to [my daughter] Mia, ‘We are so lucky we have a shape. We’re so lucky we’re curvy. We’re so lucky that we’ve got good bums.’ And she’ll say, ‘Mummy, I know, thank God.’ It’s paying off.”