He is actively involved in pharmaceutical clinical trials to further the availability of new medications to assist in the treatment of neurological disorders.
Treatments are administered by our staff of highly trained, courteous technicians under the direction of Board Certified Neurologist, David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, an internationally recognized leader in the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of neurological disorders.
It’s not that easy. When I was growing up 50 years ago, the people who mattered to me, both men and women, told me I was smart and talked to me about books. The first person who told me I was pretty was a college advisor. As a result I suffered from eating disorders and low self-esteem because I thought I was fat and ugly. When I asked my aunt and mother how come they’d never told me I was pretty they said, “We assumed you knew that and we wanted to reinforce that you were smart.”
Although I agree with you that little girls should be praised more for their finer qualities, I also believe that they should be complemented when they are looking good.
I grew up to be an international model with a very firm head on my shoulder and no eating disorder whatsoever , because my parents taught me , that beauty is not just how you look but it is also about who you are. I was complimented about my looks all my life but was still an A grade student who did volunteer work in her spare time.
This is what I am trying to inculcate in my 5 year old daughter. I tell her everyday , she is beautiful, she can achieve everything that she sets her mind to do, when she works hard .She is praised for her helpfulness, when she shares, her empathy and her thoughtfulness. She is amongst top 5% high achieving students in her grade and still thinks she is a pretty princess.
As parents, aunts and uncle we need to make them confident individuals and like it or not , we are all judged from the beginning on how we look. I believe give them so much self confidence and support that when they go out to face the world , no matter what anyone says and does , they still believe in their own selves.
Perhaps we should continue complimenting girls on all their aspects and turn off the t.v. Little girls have been told for centuries that they are beautiful, yet we are at our highest for eating disorders, etc NOW. Let’s look at some of the other culprits beyond telling a little girl that she is pretty. I tell mine she is beautiful, smart and funny all day every day.
Have to say, I d0 not agree! Even at a young age, appearance is extremely important. We have all judged the child that looks disheveled, hair messy, hair in knots or dirty finger nails or face, or who wore the party dress to school!
That continues on into being made fun of because of your upper lip hair at age 11 that you were told “no one noticed” so you shaved it. Maybe it is your first job interview and you are clueless as to what is classic and would make a good impression on your potential new boss! Not to mention how happy girls feel with pretty pedicured toes! The truth is, it is extremely important to look and feel pretty from the inside out! Teach your little girls a nice balance, tell her she is smart and beautiful and special! Show her how to apply make up properly, instead of letting her friends do it!Plastic surgery and eating disorders go far beyond commercials and peer pressure. Teach the little girls about values, self worth, making a living and supporting herself…. And looking pretty, knowing how to maximize your eyes will always make you feel good, just for you! It’s a great ego booster for all girls to get compliments, at any age!
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This is so true too. It troubles me that in society today people think intelligence and success are what we need to value. Not everyone has a high iq, not everyone has the capability to be super successful. What everyone does have the capability to do is develop a strong character. Anyone, even someone with a learning disorder, someone with down syndrome, etc, is capable of having a strong character. It is character traits- kindness, love, acceptance, compassion, that should be the top of our list of what we should encourage our youth to have…not “intelligence” or “good looks.” I know i beat myself up a lot because I get stressed with only a few things on my plate, and i compare myself to others, people like CEOs who have a billion things on their plate at all times and seem to be fine.
He is known as the Father of the Clinical Use of Methyl-B12 in Autism and is considered to be a leader in the field of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the treatment of Autistic Spectrum and related disorders.
We have a highly qualified staff consisting of Certified Hyperbaric Technicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists. Our hyperbaric trained Medical Director is also board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and specializes in treating children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America.
I think it should be a lesson in frequency not an abolishment of letting your daughter know she’s beautiful. I have a niece and I tell her she’s beautiful or looks good, but then I also usually say for a pigs butt or something which always makes her laugh. I also ask how schools going, interests, things like that but my mother is bad about telling her how gorgeous she is and complimenting her skinnyness which makes me cringe, and I try to tell my mom that’s how eating disorders start but I guess it’s a generational thing that she isn’t getting the reasoning behind it.
You presume there is a causal link between parents/adults telling children they’re beautiful and the risk of developing body image issues. I think this is simplistic and I’m not at all convinced it’s accurate. Besides your lack of empirical evidence, from my own experience I had disordered eating behaviours for years when I was younger and I can tell you categorically it wasn’t because my parents told me I was beautiful too much; on the contrary!