I Need You To Be Skinny!: Should You Ever Comment On Your Child’s Weight And Force Them To Be Perfect?
December 21, 2018 10:28
Have you ever told your child that they are fat, skinny, or that they need to diet?
Well, did you know that commenting on your child’s weight can have a great impact on their attitudes towards their own bodies as they become adults?
According to researchers, a parent’s comments in relation to their children’s weight have lifelong impacts that range from low body image to high BMI's in adulthood. These comments, which might range from ‘teasing, criticism, and even positive’ statements have been found to have significant impacts on the satisfaction of women with their weights, even in adulthood.