Articles 2013
January 2013 - 8 Tips to Improve Body Image and Weight Issues
During a recent body image discussion, one of the participants stood up and made the statement below. We were all surprised by her revelation, but really appreciated her honesty and willingness to share her body image, weight and eating disorder struggles with us.
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February 2013 - Fat Twin
Individuals develop negative body image and eating disorders for many reasons. Common contributory factors include being bullied about your weight as a child. Other less common causes, include following in the footsteps of a family member. In a few cases body image issues are triggered from a unique set of circumstances.
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March 2013 - Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is one issue that comes up time and time again during our school workshops. In this article we will take a close look at peer pressure and how to overcome it. Read Article
 
April 2013 -Body Image and Clothes Size
I knew my daughter had some body image issues; she often complained about her weight and regularly commented that she was the fattest in her group of friends. However, I didn't realise how big the problems were until I took her clothes shopping not long ago. 
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May 2013 - Body Image Questions and Answers
I knew my daughter had some body image issues; she often complained about her weight and regularly commented that she was the fattest in her group of friends. However, I didn't realise how big the problems were until I took her clothes shopping not long ago. 
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June 2013 - Too Much Hair
What’s wrong”, a mother (a black woman) asked her daughter in concern.
“My games teacher said that I’ve got too much hair”, came the abrupt reply.
“Too much hair?” she questioned taking in her daughter’s, long, thick, black curly hair. “Why did she say that”?  
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July 2013 - Fashion Model Quotes
This month’s article highlights noteworthy quotes from fashion models. The statements are counterintuitive, going against the way in which models are usually perceived. The quotes were selected because we believe they can positively effect the body image and self confidence of those reading (and hopefully reflecting on) them.
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August 2013 - Body Image Negativity Is Highly Contagious
In the past, if I looked at any picture or video of myself, it wouldn’t have been long… seconds perhaps, before I could see things that I didn’t particularly like about myself. Give me a few minutes and the list would have been twice or even, dare I say it, three times as long.
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September 2013 - Attention, affection and encouragement
Loving responsible parents give their children large amounts of their attention, affection and encouragement in a nurturing environment. It is often easier for mothers, for the simple reason that it is easy to give what you have previously received.
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October 2013 - Improving School Related Body Image
Now that the new school year has started, some children have body related concerns, e.g. being too fat, spotty, short sighted or too short, physical characteristics that will make it difficult for them to fit in and make friends. What can parents do to help their children develop a positive body image and body related confidence?
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November 2013 - Jennifer Lawrence , Hunger Games and Body Image
In a bid to publicise the film, actress 23 year old Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss, gave an interview to Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer.  During the interview, Jennifer veered off the film Catching Fire, to openly discuss her views on body image. She made her disproval of the notion that actresses should look like “perfect models” or “hungry to make other people happy” crystal clear.
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December 2013 - Society's Collective Body Image
It’s December, 2013 is almost over. It is therefore the perfect time to look back at five individuals, that we have not covered, who had a positive influence on society's collective body image during the year.
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