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Friday, August 26, 2011

Anorexia Nervosa: Dying to Be Thin


Source: Northeastcobb.patch.com

Demi Lovato, Jessica Simpson, and Mary-Kate Olsen are examples of teen idols, who have fallen prey to Madison Avenue seduction. These young women should give us pause when we recognize that our children idolize them. We must ask ourselves two simple questions. The first question is, “What images are being imprinted upon my child that could alter a positive body image?” The second question is, “How can I instill a positive body image in my child and avoid an eating disorder?”
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What are ways to encourage your child to develop a positive body image in a society saturated with a negative portrayals of body and food?

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