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Body Image: A Teen Obsession: Body Image: A Teen Obsession

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The accepted ideal of an attractive appearance can have a profound impact on a teen's self image, physical well being, and mental health. What can parents do to help their teens develop positive body image no matter how they look?



Louise Wasylkiw is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. Her research focuses on people’s beliefs and feelings about themselves. Dr. Jann Gumbiner is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology and writes a blog for Psychology Today.

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