Am I Pretty?

I was reading an article today that mentioned girls often look to their mothers for positive self image. Did your mother's attitude about herself reflect in your life?

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    05/30/14
    amanda
    I'm not really sure. I have poor self image and am not confident most times. I am very self conscious and I'm not sure what exactly it stems from but its been like that as long as I can remember. And other people just didn't do much to help that.
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      05/30/14
      8Theresa Gould
      My mom didn't have a good attitude about her weight and I think that combined with what others said have impacted me negatively. But my dad always told my mom how pretty she was, so I don't think she struggled with that, at least that I know of.

      I've worked really hard to sequester my negative body image from my daughters. But one in particular seems to have been affected by a girl we met whose mother was pushing her to lose weight etc. There was nothing wrong with the girl's weight in my opinion and I even confronted the mother once about what she could possibly be doing to her daughter and she basically denied it. :( It's a struggle when images are bombarded at us constantly.
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