I'm not going to talk about myself. This is about Hafizah, my younger daughter. She is more conscious about her appearance now especially when her elder sister likes to tease her. Fathini says that "Hafizah is fat". Hafizah doesn't like that because she is actually not fat. She is chubbier than Fathini because she has good appetite. She is not choosy when it comes to food compared to Fathini. I guess this is because I managed to BF Hafizah until she was 2 1/2 years old compared to Fathini. I had to stop breastfeeding Fathini when she was only 1 1/2 years old due to the infections.
Kids nowadays are more conscious about their appearance at an early age like 5. They can already understand the images that have been showed on the mass media. So, they know the words obese, fat or skinny. They have the idea that being skinny is beautiful. It's not too late to change their perception on that if we can be the good role model. I've tried my best to show that being healthy and having ideal weight is better than being either at the end of the two; obese or skinny.
Does she look FAT?