Your Teen’s Body-Image

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist 

Self-acceptance can be a struggle in adolescence. Read on to learn how to help your teen be happy with themselves exactly as they are. – Sandra

Its not uncommon for teen girls to compare themselves to the airbrushed images of today’s fashion models. The media is full of photos of teens who appear to look flawless. However, without make-up, perfect lighting and good camera angles, the teen girls you see on television and billboards do not look the same as they do in real life. They get pimples and have bad hair days–like everyone else.

Each person is born with a unique look. The size and shape of one’s facial features as well as one’s body shape is usually a combination of genetics. Teens need to learn how to work with what they’ve got. For example, teens who eat fresh fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water seem to have good skin. Teens who exercise regularly also seem to have nice muscle tone and fit well in their clothes.

Before your teen decides to change their appearance, they may first want to explore a couple of questions. Why do they want to change? Are they comparing themselves to someone? What do they actually like about themselves? What might be a realistic expectation? If they decide to make some changes, it’s essential that they come from a place of loving themselves … for physical appearance is just a small part of who we are.

If your teen is struggling, I can help you to discover the cause and remedy it. I invite you take that critical next step, and allow me to demonstrate the support I can offer to you and your family.

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