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The Connection Between Family and Body Image

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

Read more about this topic here.

(Photo from: BBC)

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