My 12-year-old daughter is a bright child but lacks confidence in herself and in her appearance. She thinks she is ugly. She hates her freckles. She hates the fact she has thin arms and thin legs. She hates the fact that she has hairy arms. The list is never ending and every day there is a new ‘hate’.
I am constantly having to say to her that she is beautiful and that her body will change as she gets older and these issues will resolve themselves. How can I build up her confidence in herself firstly and then confidence in her appearance?