OSG on HuffPo: What Parents Need To Know About Kids And Body Image
We are constantly bombarded with photos of airbrushed models, Snapchat filters that make everyone look like they've had cosmetic surgery, and other images of unattainable perfection. This is especially troubling for kids who are still forming their ideas about self esteem, physical appearance, and health.
Recent studies have shown that children as young as three years old have begun to display body image problems, including a dissatisfaction with their appearance or desire to lose weight. Instead of enjoying the carefree innocence of childhood, many kids these days are fixated on how they look, comparing themselves to celebrities, models, and other unrealistic ideals.
As parents, it's our responsibility to help our kids navigate the tricky landscape of body image with their self esteem and perspective intact. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to kids and body image:
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