But, there is no need to wait for the facts and figures to come strolling in if your teenage son is having problems with his body image. Talk to him and seek help – especially if he is showing signs of destructive behaviors like eating disorders.
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As a parent of a teen, you can help him/her relate to food in a healthy way and create a positive body image by using these tips.
Body image is psychological in nature. It is influenced by your self-esteem and self-worth and it in turn, influences your self-esteem and self-worth. It is how you perceive your physical body and how you feel others perceive it. It is not based in the truth, but in what you see as the truth.