How to prevent negative body image

As a parent it's important to support the development of body confidence in your teenager. Preventing negative body image is so important as it can make a teenager less likely to develop an eating disorder. Watch this video to learn how to identify the risk factors and encourage positive self-esteem and body image.

In this video you will learn:

  • What body image is and why it’s important to young people's lives.

  • Things in young people's lives which might lead issues with body image.

  • Ways in which a young person's internal thoughts might lead to negative body image.

  • Strategies for parents which can help with negative body image.

  • Some important insights from Danielle, a young person who has recovered from an eating disorder.

  • About support services which might help parents and teenagers who need further help.

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