It's that time of year again. The snow is falling, the holiday parties have started, and (yay!) your child is home for the holidays. At first it seems perfect - you pick him or her up from the airport and hear all about the classes and the friends at school. But, something feels different. Your experience is not unique. Many parents realize that their children are experiencing eating disorders (or other problems) during the time that they are home on breaks from school.
Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby By Claire Mysko and Amadei Magali Many books about body image focus solely on people who have eating disorders. This book is refreshing in that it includes information that can be used equally for people with eating disorders and without. In it, Mysko and Magali present top concerns facing women during and after pregnancy about the impact the pregnancy will have on body imag
Exercising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But, for some people, exercise can move beyond what is healthy into a disordered behavior. It is important that you can identify this in yourself and your loved ones, particularly because over-exercisers are frequently praised for their unhealthy behaviors as being motivated or driven. Signs to look for include: · Exercise is interfering with other parts of life (i.e. missing social engagements, skipping homework
We’ve all heard that advertising lowers both body image and self-esteem. But, typically, there is not a lot of information as to why those negative results are experienced. I’m sure that it is not because people who create advertisements want you or me to experience negative body image or feel bad about ourselves! Nonetheless, the link persists. Here’s why. In order to sell products, advertisements strategically create images, that may not be what they seem, in order to