Is Your Teenager Asking for Aesthetic Surgery?

These days, teenagers are being bombarded by super glossy images on social media platforms and as a result, are increasingly dissatisfied with their physical appearance. Here are some tips to help parents sway their teens off of this dangerous trend.

  • Never criticize or nag your teen on anything to do with physical appearance. If e/she is overweight, get the entire family involved in a healthy fitness and eating routine rather than singling the teen out.
  • Parents should be responsible role models for their children and this means refraining from unnecessary criticism in themselves and in their children.
  • Explain to your teen exactly how and what the media are trying to communicate to persuade people to buy into an attitude or a look.
  • Set realistic standards of beauty at home and teach your teen to not buy into the unrealistic images portrayed by the media.