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Teens: How Can I Boost My Daughter’s Body Image?

Sex Educator, Dr. Logan Levkoff takes a tough question from a mom whose teen daughter is struggling with a low self-esteem.

How Can I Boost My Daughter's Body Image?

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  • slw123

    slw123 Aug. 20, 9:57 AM

    That's so sad!  I hope she realizes that if that's why a boy likes you, he's not the right boy.  Go mom!

  • othermom

    othermom Aug. 20, 10:11 AM

    This is very important to talk to girls about

  • LindaClement

    LindaClement Aug. 20, 10:32 AM

    The girl is wrong: the boys will pay attention to her if she wears short skirts... they'll like her if she's likeable.

    Boys have far lower standards for bodies than girls believe --boys want to be allowed to touch, and don't care much what shape the body they're allowed to touch is.

    Body image isn't based on what other people may or may not think, but what the body's owner knows the body can do.

  • Madelaine

    Madelaine Aug. 20, 10:47 AM


    Quoting slw123:

    That's so sad!  I hope she realizes that if that's why a boy likes you, he's not the right boy.  Go mom!

  • ablackdolphin

    ablackdolphin Aug. 20, 10:57 AM

    It is sad. I do think girls watch their moms for cues on self esteem, especially when young.

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