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. 

Led by Dr. Jillian Roberts, this course will cover the basics of 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; and finally, some practical tips and strategies you can use to help foster a healthy body image in your growing child. 

Dr. Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts

Child Psychologist

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.

Course Contents

15 Videos

6 PDFs

Course Curriculum

Introduction & Resources
03:17

7-POINT COMPASS: Start Early
01:37

7-POINT COMPASS: Unconditional Love
00:48

7-POINT COMPASS: Stay Current
01:01

7-POINT COMPASS: Smart Boundaries
03:12

7-POINT COMPASS: Nurture Relationships
01:45

7-POINT COMPASS: Lose Stigma & Prejudice
00:37

7-POINT COMPASS: Build Resilience
01:07

STRATEGY: Feeling Healthy
00:54

STRATEGY: Managing Rudeness
01:54

STRATEGY: Answering Questions
01:53

STRATEGY: Negative/Positive Voice
01:35

Conclusion
01:18

For Teachers & Childcare Providers