The body image/nutrition thread has me thinking about a similar problem that I already see developing with my daughter. Some of the older girls at her gym talk about not wanting to do a lot of upper body conditioning because they think their arms/shoulders are too big and they don't like it. I can see my daughter, who's never really paid that much attention to her size, starting to listen to them and get a bit self conscious, as well (she's 13). I haven't really talked to her about it yet, typically we don't discuss body size, weight, etc. beyond the fact that it's good that she is active, healthy, and strong, but I can see that there may be conversations in my future as she reaches an age that girls seem to naturally start comparing themselves to other girls. It doesn't help when we go clothes shopping and she tries on cute little shirts that her friends are wearing, but they just aren't made for wider shoulders. We have, in the past, many times discussed the importance of conditioning for her safety as well as making it easier for her to learn new skills, and she's always been really good at doing all of it. I hate to see her start slacking because she doesn't like the looks of her shoulders/arms. Have any of you dealt with this problem?