About the Book

You’d Be So Pretty If …

You’d Be So Pretty If …

Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies—Even When We Don’t Love Our Own
April 2009
Trade Paperback · 256 Pages
$16.99 U.S. · $19.99 CAN · £7.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780738212586
Da Capo Lifelong Books


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From You'd Be So Pretty If…
I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, ?You look just like your mother!?

Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own ?body image blueprint.? Dara Chadwick's You'd Be So Pretty If… reveals:

? What girls learn when Mom diets
? How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits
? The trigger words that set off a body image crisis
? How to recognize a budding eating disorder

With humor and compassion, You'd Be So Pretty If… offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn't negated by carrying extra pounds'or guaranteed by keeping them off.

About the Author

Dara Chadwick is a former magazine staff editor. She wrote the 2007 Weight Loss Diary column for Shape. Chadwick lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island, with her family.