I’ve done a few posts on body image over the past few months, as this is a subject close to my heart with a “tween” daughter. The stats on how young girls feel about their bodies is really quite alarming . A staggering number of children (girls as young as 6) are already comparing themselves to others and making comments about their perceived imperfections. My friend Kelly just shared this link on Facebook and I just had to pass it on.
Lammily is a beautiful doll that has been designed with the body proportions of a typical 19-year-old female. Her body reflects the beauty an average woman, unlike Barbie, whose body proportions are so distorted she couldn’t even support her own weight. Lammily portrays an active, healthy life style and is a much better example for our young girls. If you are interested in learning more about Lammily or her designer Nickolay Lamm, follow this link.
Check-out my previous posts on body image and/or raising a tween girl:
Barbie Blunders – get the real scoop on Barbie
The Tween Challenge – How to support your daughter as she enter puberty.
It’s Girl Talk – This is one of my favourite posts. There is a hilarious video embedded, so check it out if you have a chance.
I am really hoping that Nickolay Lamm can develop a really successful business based on Lammily. I think it’s time Barbie had some serious competition. Of course, there is a bit of a down-side. I think it is pretty safe to say that Lammily will need to be suited up with her own clothing line and won’t be the recipient of Barbie’s “hand-me downs”.
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