In a recent BBC article, Rachel Rodgers—Associate Professor of Applied Psychology—discusses the role parents play in shaping their child’s body image and self-esteem. While everyone deals with insecurities the article dives into how mother-daughter relationships can affect how a young girl sees herself.
Even if they’re not mentioning the child’s physical appearance, they’re still acting in a way that suggests to the child, ‘this is something that worries me, this is something that I’m preoccupied with’, and so children pick up on that.Rachel Rodgers, BBC
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