Popular South African actress, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, knows all about the damage that well-meaning parents can do. Parents often refuse to tell kids they are beautiful because they want them to stay humble, but this does more harm than good, according to Sthandiwe.
Sthandiwe Kgoroge is outspoken and gorgeous, and is well aware of her own natural beauty. The actress is all for embracing your true self.
However, it can be hard for people to accept themselves if they do not feel that they are good enough, or good-looking enough.
Sthandiwe says she grew up with parents who refused to tell her that she was beautiful because it would 'ruin her'. Many parents think that giving their children too many compliments will make the shallow and big-headed.
The actress wants this to stop, and parents to tell their children how lovely they are, as reported on by TimesLIVE.
"They were doing what they knew and what they thought is love and keeping us grounded and humble. That's why these uncomfortable chains need to be broken with our own parents through inter-generational conversations and new traditions of affirmation started with our children."
Sthandiwe is often sharing positive body messages on social media, and is part of a Dove campaign to embrace natural beauty.
Briefly.co.za noticed that she recently shared a post in which she said she wanted her children to know that they are 'enough'.
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