This is my babe.
We have scales in our bathroom and I a few times a week weigh myself because I use it as research for different reasons, I don't really give a shit what I weigh, as you may have already guessed!
This morning I noticed that Myka knows how to turn them on, stands on them and waits for the numbers to come up.
I thought SHIT, this is NOT the message I want to be sending her.
So the scales have been put away.
She doesn't know that I am not interested in what numbers come up, she is modelling the behaviours that I show her.
As I put the scales away I said "It doesn't matter what you weigh" and perhaps she didn't understand what I was saying, but that is fine because end of the day my actions speak louder than words.
I often do an exercise when I present where I ask mums to write on one piece of paper VERY honestly what they think about their bodies, then I ask them to on another piece of paper write down what they want their children to think of their bodies.
When you compare the two it is a pretty big eye opener.
Your children will do what you show them to do.
If you are weighing yourself every five minute, calling yourself fat, putting yourself down then why the hell would they do anything differently?
Do the exercise, open your eyes, make the changes.