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  • Tweens and early teen girls needs mum’s support on body image issues
  • Roughly 90 per cent of anorexia and bulimia in Australia are females
  • Peer interactions can exacerbate body image dissatisfaction

But what about the media?

The study’s modelling shows that multiple issues, such as peers and the media, work concurrently to create anxiety about weight and subsequent related behaviours.

 

Researchers suggest that mothers be aware of their own social expectations and realise that their daughters could be picking up verbal and nonverbal cues of criticism.

 

Establishing open lines of communication between mothers and daughters to discuss issues and resolve misunderstandings, is beneficial for both parties.

 

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencewa.net.au

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