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RECORDING: Talking Teens – Body Image & Eating Disorder
26 October - 30 November
Can you remember being a teenager? For most us, there was no social media to contend with, and far fewer visual “ideals” to emulate. In this talk about teens, we’ll be hearing doctors’ insights into the changing bodies of teenagers, social expectations, the body-image pressures they find themselves facing, and how to identify potential eating disorders.
Small children tend to be blissfully unaware of their bodies. This innocence is lost as they get older, and a modern judgmental environment prevails. This is a tough time for our teenagers to navigate, and as parents we want you to be informed.
Did you know?
- Negative body image often emerges during childhood
- By 10 years old, 8 in 10 girls agree that looks are more important than ability
- In a UK study of 13- to-19-year-olds, 40% said that images on social media caused them to worry about their body image
- 53% of 13 year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies; this number grows to 78% by the time girls reach 17
- Orthorexia is an eating disorder under the guise of ‘healthy eating‘ that’s increasing in Western societies
Boys also feel immense pressure around body image, so this talk is for parents of teenage girls and boys, to provide a practical framework for them to understand how they can help.
In this talk Dr. Chris and Dr. Charu will go through
- Tips on developing a healthy attitude to food from a young age
- Identifying a child with body-image issues
- Nurturing a positive relationship with food
- Discovering what an eating disorder looks like (it may not be what you think)
- When and how parents can help