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    • Body Image and the Media
    • Mommy’s little girl
    • Mom, Do I look fat?
    • Helping your daughter with with Body Image
    • Did you know that….
    • The number one wish for girls ages 11 to 17 is to be thinner,
    • More than half of teenage girls are, or think they should be, on diets.
    • They want to lose some or all of the 40 pounds that females naturally gain between ages 8 and 14
    • Girls as young as five have expressed fears of getting fat
    • 80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted
    • “Young girls have indicated they aremore afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents.”
    • nearly half of all preadolescent girls wish to be thinner
    • 50 to 70 per cent of normal weight girls believe they are overweight.
    • About 3% of these teens go too far, becoming anorexic or bulimic.
    • For too many American girls, being "model thin" is a very real aspiration,and it starts at a shockingly young age.
    • The average teen girl gets about 180minutes of media exposure daily and only about 10 minutes of parental interaction a day
    • think the culture is telling them thatthey should model themselves after celebrities who are “beautiful and sexy."
    • One out of three said they had"changed something about their appearance to resemble that character."
    • two out of three girls "wanted to look like a character on TV."
    • TV programs focused on appearanceare swaying the self-esteem of girls as young as 5.
    • 27% of the girls felt that the mediapressures them to have a perfect body,
    • Advertising in teen magazines and ontelevision typically glamorizes skinny models who do not resemble the average woman
    • Research has also found that stringentdieting to achieve an ideal figure can play a key role in triggering eating disorders.2
    • Poor Body Image effects
    • Eating disorder commercial
    • only some of the consequences ofattempting “perfection” We can blamebeauty advertisements. They give us a DISTORTED view.
    • girls and boys told researchers they were dissatisfied with their ownbodies after watching a music video by Britney Spears or a clip from the TV show "Friends"
    • The doll also came with pink bathroom scales reading 110lb, which would be at least 35lbs underweight for a woman 5 feet 9 inches tall according to the experts...
    • According to the Media you aresuppose to be, tall, skinny, tan,pretty, rich, perfect.
    • Young girls don’t realize its an illusion…
    • Distortion…. Dove film evolution
    • There are three billion women whodont look like supermodels and only eight who do.
    • The models in magazines areairbrushed - no one, not even models, look that good without some help!
    • Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14 and is still considered one of the most beautiful women in history.
    • would be six feet tall and weigh 100lbs! If female mannequins were real women, theyd be too thin to have babies.
    • The average American woman is 54" tall and weighs 140 pounds. Theaverage American model is 511" tall and weighs 117 pounds.
    • Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.
    • Fifteen percent of young women have substantially disordered eating attitudes and behaviors.
    • No wonder our perception of Beauty is distorted…
    • Five to ten million adolescent girls andwomen struggle with eating disorders and borderline eating conditions.
    • Barbie dolls -- those incredibly thin yet curvaceous toys favored by girls as young as 3? Banning media exposure altogether may backfire. "It only creates the forbidden fruit phenomenon,"
    • Talk to your daughter before the media does….
    • You can help your daughter develop a positive body image.
    • Compliment your daughter on her appearance,
    • Tell her you like her outfit or the way she does her hair today
    • Remember that teasing, no matterhow harmful if may seem, can make her feel self conscious about her physical attributes or weight.
    • Remind her that every one is different and beautiful in her own way.
    • Compliment her achievements that are not related to her looks…
    • Remind her that she is a great person inside and out!
    • Your attitude may directly shape your daughters. If you feel good about yourself, she’ll be more likely to feel good about herself.
    • influence. If mothers can learn to value their own bodies, they can teach their daughters to do so as well.