Wow, I had lots of catching up to do!
Kudos to all those that have overcome negativity/abuse as a child. I never really suffered from body image, not until later in life but when I did, I realized it stemmed back to certain events from childhood. I did always try to instill in my kids, especially my daughters, their self-worth and beauty as a person and shelter them from bad things happening to them. Lord knows there are enough other things to worry about.
And it helps that they are beautiful but as far as I can tell, they have never lacked in confidence. They arent vain or conceited about their looks either, but they just ooze confidence, enthusiasm, and love of life, and love of family & friends, w/o dwelling on physical appearance. They do always eat right and stay active. I tried to teach them the things that I had to learn the hard way, since my mother died when I was 13, therefore there wasn't much time to teach me much of anything. And after she died, our diet and WOE went to sh*t. So I am hoping they have learned from my mistakes.
My youngest daughter, (27 today) has been with her husband for 10 years (not all married years) and they have 2 children and she just had a boudoir session done for him. OMGosh the pictures were beautiful and tastefully done, at least the ones she showed me haha. I can't share those, but I can take this opportunity to shamelessly brag on 2 of my 4 greatest accomplishments