Course Description

It’s easy to think of Body Image as an issue that doesn’t crop up until the teen years, but in fact children will begin forming the basis for a healthy - or unhealthy - body image at a very young age. 

The 7-Point Parental Compass is a core, down to earth parenting approach to help start the conversation with children about the things they see or do. If you haven’t taken our "Raising Resilient Kids: Intro to the Parental Compass" course, we suggest you do so to get a better understanding of how it works.

What Will I Learn?

  • How children form a ‘schema’ about themselves and how they fit into the world.
  • The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and why that matters when it comes to how kids perceive themselves.
  • Practical tips and strategies you can use to help foster a healthy body image in your growing child.

Overall, this course will help you encourage your child to have a positive self esteem that minimizes the importance of appearance in favour of being healthy and strong.

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Course curriculum

  • 01
    Introduction & Resources
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  • 02
    7-POINT COMPASS: Start Early
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  • 03
    7-POINT COMPASS: Unconditional Love
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    • Loving Them for Who They Are
    • Activity: Self Love Journal
  • 04
    7-POINT COMPASS: Stay Current
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    • Understanding Their Life
  • 05
    7-Point Compass: Smart Boundaries
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    • Protecting All Types of Boundaries
  • 06
    7-POINT COMPASS: Nurture Relationships
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    • Replacing Ego with Empathy
  • 07
    7-POINT COMPASS: Lose Stigma & Prejudice
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    • Modeling Healthy Attitudes
  • 08
    7-POINT COMPASS: Build Resilience
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    • A Strong Sense of Self
  • 09
  • 10
    STRATEGY: Re-Framing
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    • Compliments That Go Beyond Appearance
    • Activity: Self Portrait
  • 11
    STRATEGY: Feeling Healthy
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    • Emphasizing Health Over Appearance
    • Activity: Fitness Goals
  • 12
    STRATEGY: Managing Rudeness
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    • When They're Being Teased About Their Appearance
  • 13
    STRATEGY: Answering Questions
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    • Managing Your Own Body Image Around Your Preteen
  • 14
    STRATEGY: Push Back
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    • Social Media That Goes Beyond Selfies
  • 15
    STRATEGY: Negative Voice/Positive Voice
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    • Change the Channel on Negative Thoughts
  • 16
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    • Conclusion
  • 17
    For Teachers & Childcare Providers
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  • Instructor

    Dr. Jillian Roberts has been working with children for more than twenty years, first as a primary schoolteacher, then as a child psychologist and an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria. She is the author of the critically acclaimed “Just Enough” book series for children and the creator of the “Key Facts of Life” app. She has also published numerous scholarly articles and given presentations on educational and health psychology around the world. Jillian is also a wife and mother of three children.

    Dr. Jillian Roberts

    Child Psychologist