How Kate Winslet teaches her daughter to love her body

"I stand in front of the mirror and say..." Here's how Kate Winslet teaches her teenage daughter, Mia, to love her body.

Kate Winslet body image daughter Photo: FameFlynetUK/FameFlynet

Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, 39, is making headlines for awesome parenting.

On Monday's episode of the show Running Wild with Bear Gryllis, Kate discussed how it's important to her that her kids—daughter Mia, 14, and sons Joe, 11, and Bear, 1½—feel good about their bodies.

“I was chubby, always had big feet, the wrong shoes, bad hair,” Kate said.

“When I grew up, I never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life,” she shared. “I only heard negatives. That’s very damaging because then you’re programmed as a young woman to immediately scrutinize yourself and how you look.”

And that's not what Kate wants for her kids, especially as Mia navigates the teenage years. So here's what she says she does (love this!):

“I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, ‘We are so lucky we have a shape. We’re so lucky we’re curvy. We’re so lucky that we’ve got good bums.’ And she’ll say, ‘Mommy, I know—thank god.’ ”


And is the strategy working?

“It’s paying off,” Kate says.

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This article was originally published on Jul 29, 2015

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