Earlier this week I posted about my anger over my daughter + her friends’ being taught to look up their BMI in middle school, and finding that, for the most part, the results were devastating. Mostly because the BMIchart is 200 years old and only considers height and weight and no other factors.
Spoiler alert: it also says I am overweight. 😒
I think we can imagine the damage this can do for not only our kids, but what it has done to us as well over the years. How many of you are deemed “too much” according to this chart? 👉🏻Go back and read the comments on my original post for confirmation of this. It’s insane.
ANYWAY, I decided that instead of complaining about this, I would take action. I emailed our principal and told her what concerned me, how this affected the tween girls in my life, as well as many adults. I shared my post I wrote and asked if we could come up with a solution. I really just wanted her to see how these kids we are entrusted with are so easily influenced, and often by things that we think are ‘good for us.’
The Vice Principal called me the next day and we had a long chat about it all, and he agreed that there needs to be additional teachings to go along with the current curriculum. They are going to move forward with looking at what is being taught and how it can be better. I hung up feeling like this can be a step forward in creating a better world for our kids.
My message for you today! Sometimes the problems in our world can seem insurmountable, but we can make a difference. All you have to do is look right in front of you! You can impact the people in your home, your community, and with social media, so many others without even leaving your home.
We are more powerful than we think and we can do really 👏🏻hard 👏🏻things. 👏🏻
What fires you up? How can you take one small step to make a difference?