Self Love: the role of parents in children

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Self Love: the role of parents in children learning process especially through words. This article is inspired by Beyonce’s song “Brown Skin Girl”. In this one, she musically puts on stage a sort of dialogue with her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, 7 years old.

Brown skin girl
Your skin just like pearls
The best thing in the world
Never trade you for anybody else…

A musical ode to black beauty

“Brown Skin Girl” is rich in symbols. It is an ode to black beauty. In the clip, we find Jamaican Iinternational model Naomi Campbell, known for her beautiful chocolate complexion. Or Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o, one of the most prominent ebony beauties in Hollywood.

Pose like a trophy when Naomis walk in
She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin
Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in… »

This ode to black beauty is an important message, given the ravages that the phenomenon of bleaching skin, and reminds us that words have a weight.

“Self Love: the role of parents in children learning process especially” through words.

To return to the title of this article, yes, the words a parent pronounces, shape the way a child sees himself. And the way a child sees himself, will shape the esteem that this child will have for himself. Example: you have children of several colors, a very light one, another very black. It is up to you to go up to your children by your words, your gestures, that their skin is as beautiful as the other.

I love everything about you
From your nappy curls
To every single curve
Your body natural… »

Tell us, how can a child who is used to hearing such a message later fall into the whitening trap? Or think that his beauty comes from having a skin other than his own? ©

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