Should you tell your daughter she’s beautiful?
I worry that we're all getting so very British about the body, so stand-offish and hands-offish, that we will lose the sensual connection to the form at all. And, weird as it might sound, that's a connection that matters to children too. Surely, in a world of body-image obsession, it's all the more important for children to know that they are the apple of a parent's eye? Telling a child, male or female, that they are a joy to look at, is one of the sweetest things a parent can do.