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This is especially true of kids who display characteristics of self-criticism and perfectionism.
Social media messages Media, especially social media, is full of other people’s opinions on the perfect body.
Body image issues don’t have to ruin your teen’s life.
Help him or her learn to love their body, and you’ll set them on a path toward a healthy future.
Embracing diversity Finally, your children should be taught to embrace diversity.These include depression and social anxiety and may turn in to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a mental health condition characterized by distress over a particular aspect of the body. Concerns over body image can also trigger eating disorders. If you suspect an eating disorder, pay close attention to your teen’s behavior.If he or she disappears or regularly visits the bathroom after eating, this could be a sign of purging (intentional vomiting in an effort reduce the amount of calories consumed).Another body image issue for young men is the constant struggle to display masculinity.
The dark side of the quest for perfection Body image issues can trigger a host of other problems for teenagers. goes into greater detail on BDD in this Psychology Today post. Warning signs of these include weight fluctuations, extreme weight loss and avoiding social situations that revolve around food.Author of this article, Tilda Moore, researches and writes about educational resources for