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.