Should you tell your daughter she's pretty?

Some parents may do it every day, but Ben Fogle’s wife Marina has insisted she’ll never tell her seven-year-old daughter she’s pretty... because she thinks parents should praise effort rather than the result. She says, “By praising them for something over which they have no influence reinforces the idea that how a woman or girl looks is her crowning achievement.”

Someone who agrees with Marina’s parenting style is journalist Anna Wharton, who believes this is the one way to stop girls becoming obsessed with their looks. However, parenting expert Liz Fraser argues you should praise your children’s looks.