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10 Ways To Improve Positive Body Image

When it comes to body image issues, the struggle is equal for men and women. The feeling of low self-confidence, being judged for your weight, not fitting into clothes and the pressure to live up to society's standard of a body type can be all too crippling. It’s normal to be insecure, to compare ourselves to [...]

6 Things a Psychologist Wants You to Know About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are difficult to diagnose and have the highest death rate of all mental disorders. According to Eating Disorder Hope, eating disorders do not discriminate. These disorders are complex mental afflictions that can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex or race. While this is true, globally there is a high prevalence of eating disorders among young children [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:38:51+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Talking to Teens About Body Image and Healthy Eating

“Are you sure you want to eat that?” For many teens, adolescence is a period marked by self-consciousness about body image, and it can be daunting for parents to find the right words to say when talking to teens about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true in cases where kids are struggling with [...]

7 Guidelines for Talking to your Child About Sexuality

Mommy, where do babies come from? Why does daddy have a penis and I don’t? Do you think I am fat? Why are Auntie’s breasts bigger than mine? Do these sentences sounds familiar? They do to many, because having children means receiving questions that you are not always prepared to answer. However, being able to [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:26:44+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Plastic Surgeons Warn Against Selfies

Selfies can distort the face and make the nose look larger than it is, according to plastic surgeons who say they’ve seen an uptick in requests for cosmetic procedures from people who want to look better in selfies. “Patients under age 40 take out their phones and tell me they don’t like how they look,” [...]

Petition on ‘Dangerous’ Cosmetic Surgery Kids Apps

At first glance they look innocent enough. But most parents don’t realise these common apps are seriously damaging our kids. Children as young as three are being taught to critique their own bodies and appearance through “dangerous” cosmetic surgery apps, experts have warned. A range of these games can be found on various app stores, [...]

5 Ways To Encourage Better Body Image Within Your Family

They say children are like sponges and imitate what their parents do and say. This can be cute but it can also become a problem, especially if what they are imitating is body-shaming and negative self-talk about food. This is not effective and can often cause negative side-effects for your children and family. But it doesn't have [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:17+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

‘I worry for you girls’: Prince William

Prince William is the father of a boy and a girl (and a child on the way), who are – hopefully – still a way off having their own Instagram accounts. But the prince has given a surprise speech to school students in London that, frankly, every tween and their parent should read. "I worry for you girls. [...]

Mission Australia Youth Survey Results

Mission Australia have released results from the 16th Youth Survey, in which 24,055 young people aged 15 to 19 took part. Young people identified mental health, alcohol and drugs and equity and discrimination as the most important issues in Australia today, with around one third of young people identifying mental health (33.7%) or alcohol and [...]

Males With Body Image Issues And Eating Disorders Are Up To Four Times More Likely To Go Undiagnosed Than Females

I’m going to suggest something controversial - body image can be just as much an issue for men as it is for women, it’s just that we rarely hear about it from men themselves. We know that talking and being emotionally vulnerable can be hard for men. Add to the equation an ultra-sensitive sore point [...]