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15 Ways to Break Up With Your Body Image Issues

Do you struggle with body image issues? Here are 15 ways to get more confident in the skin you’re in and let go of body image issues for good.

15 Ways to Break Up With Your Body Image Issues

If you struggle with body image issues it’s likely that you feel insecure in other areas of your life, too. When you fixate and over-focus on what you don’t like about your body it bleeds into your self-esteem. No matter your shape or your size you deserve to have the skills to combat body image issues and feel confident in the skin you’re in.

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Why Teen Girls Struggle to Communicate with Confidence

Teen girls struggle more than ever with confidence, but do you know why? Communicating with confidence can be a huge challenge find out why and the impact it has on her self-esteem.

Why Teen Girls Struggle to Communicate with Confidence

There are reasons why teen girls struggle to communicate with confidence. Teen girls today are faced with more pressure than ever before. Not only do they have to juggle academic pressures, home life and friends, but add in the digital world and life gets messy. Communicating with confidence in these tricky situations is incredibly difficult for teen girls.

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The Facts on Depression in Teen Girls and Self-Esteem

Is your daughter depressed? Learn the facts on the frequency of Depression in teen girls and how self-esteem plays a significant role.

The Facts on Depression in Teen Girls and Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem in teenage girls isn’t just a phase, it can be a sign of depression. You can blame hormones, blame the media, blame whatever you want but don’t ignore the signs and causes of teenage depression. So many professionals and parents still don’t have the mental health awareness to see that teen depression is a big deal, especially in girls. The more people brush it off as “just part of being a teenage girl” or say, “she’s just insecure,” the more dangerous it becomes.

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‘Ban Bossy’ and Build Confidence in Girls

Words matter and female role-models mean more than you may think. The ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign brings more awareness to the confidence gap that keeps girls from being assertive and in leadership roles.

‘Ban Bossy’ and Build Confidence in Girls

Words matter. Confidence in girls is lower than many of us want to believe, but the numbers don’t lie. The rate of girls who suffer from mental health disorders is higher than it’s ever been in history. In order to have more confident adult women, more attention and awareness needs to be placed on raising confident and empowered girls. This is still a very tough task in a society that emphasizes beauty before brains and assertiveness and speaking up is considered a “bossy” character flaw.

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Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

Parents and environment impact the development of eating disorders. #EDA2014 become aware of how you can prevent eating disorders in your child.

Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week has begun, and another brave young woman has stepped into the spotlight to raise awareness and share her personal struggle. Paulina Pinsky, the daughter of Dr. Drew Pinsky has opened up about her seven-year battle with anorexia and bulimia. Her  authentic story is an example of how many factors contribute to an eating disorder. We know self-esteem and environmental factors impact the onset of an eating disorder.

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Give Your Child The Gift of Confidence

Give Your Child The Gift of Confidence

This holiday season give the child on your list a gift that will inspire creativity and build your child’s confidence.

The hot toy of the season, must-have technology gadget or video game, or plastic princess have a short shelf life. In a few hours or days, it will be just another “thing”. Instead, gift them with something that encourages their creative minds, bonding, or helps build self-esteem in children.

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How Barbie and Bratz Dolls Can Damage Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

Do you know that Barbie or Brats dolls can damage self-esteem? The Brave Girls Alliance and APA are teaching consumers and advertisers about what all girls need, healthy role models.

How Barbie and Bratz Dolls Can Damage Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

Do you want to help your daughter’s self-esteem? Barbie and Bratz dolls aren’t the way to do it.

Say goodbye to princesses in pink and start looking for powerful girls who proudly wear every color, especially the ladies taking over Times Square this week. Friday October 11th is the second annual International Day of the Girl and The Brave Girls Alliance is making it known in a BIG way. It’s a fitting time to raise awareness on the issues girls face, as it falls during National Mental Health Awareness week. Mental health issues and low self-esteem in girls can be attributed to the media and mixed messages our children are exposed to early on.

“Boys play rough” or “Girls play house” Whatever the stereotype is, it perpetuates problems. What about when a girl wants to play with the boys? This experience and the way adults in her life handle it can make a big impact on her adult self.  We know many mental health disorders can be linked to childhood experiences for both boys and girls. Feeling comfortable and confident in ones early years of development is key in creating a strong sense of self later in life.

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Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident

Therapist and HealthyPlace Blogger Emily Roberts gives 5 effective tips to increase body confidence.

Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident

Beach season is upon us. This is the time of year where body image problems really come to the surface. The warm weather brings less fabric and more of our bodies are revealed. Bathing suits and sundresses are the catalysts for packed gyms and portion control and if one is not careful, possible eating disordered behavior. In the past, I worked as a therapist in an outpatient eating disorder treatment center and late spring was our busiest season. As you can imagine, insecurity, lack of confidence and body dissatisfaction were triggered as the summer months approached. So what can you do to get body confident?

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Help Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem For Life

Learn how to help your child navigate challenges while helping them develop healthy self-esteem with these simple steps.

Help Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem For Life

Are you helping your child develop healthy self-esteem?

Aidan comes home after a particularly difficult day at school in bad mood. He walks in the door, and goes straight to his room without saying hello. Mom is concerned, and asks him what happened. He explains that he was the only one in class that his teacher gave a bad grade to and at recess all of his friends went to play on the swings without him. He appears upset and mom feels confused on how to help him.

Situations like this occur everyday. In order for parents to assist their children in developing confidence and self-esteem and in becoming effective problem-solvers, there are some essential skills to keep in mind.

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Self-Esteem in Girls: The Media’s Role

The exposure to media has a detrimental effect on girls’ self-esteem which can begin in her elementary years. Discover ways to raise a media savvy daughter and build self-esteem that will last a lifetime.

Self-Esteem in Girls: The Media’s Role

Girls, today, have an increasingly difficult time with developing and maintaining high self-esteem due to numerous factors. One major contributor to low self-esteem is their exposure to media.

The Dove Self-Esteem Fund reveals 71% of girls with low self-esteem feel that their appearance doesn’t measure up; including “not feeling pretty enough, thin enough, stylish enough or trendy enough,” compared to the images they are exposed to in popular media. Add in the fact 80% of adult women polled said images of women on TV and in movies, magazines, and ads make them feel insecure about appearance, and we clearly see a pattern. We need to start talking to our girls at younger ages about what media images really are. (see Eating Disorders: Body Image and Advertising)

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