Gaining a Poor Self-Image

September 3, 2008 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

Today’s busy parents need to be aware of whether their child is overly concerned about her body, and if so, get professional help. Dr. Vicki Panaccione, a Melbourne child psychologist, said she sees a “good many” young people—mostly girls—who think they’re fat or that something is wrong with their bodies, although they don’t have diagnosable eating disorders. “Generally... 

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Changes in Girls During Puberty

July 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

When puberty hits, parents ask: “Who is this kid?” Ask anybody who has been through it, especially changes in girls during puberty and they will tell you: Puberty is vicious. We’re not talking about the kids going through puberty here, we’re talking about the changes that parents go through. There’s no shock like changes parents experience when their boy or girl becomes a teenager,... 

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