Does Your Son Have Body Image Issues?
There is very little information about how body image issues affect boys. The truth is boys are as inundated with images that contribute to obsession with their bodies as girls. According to a 2007 Harvard, “25% of anorexic and bulimic adults and 40% of binge eaters are men”.
Many boys do not speak up about their problem out of fear of being teased or stigmatized. We need to support our boys and help them to not only feel comfortable about their bodies but also to feel comfortable enough to come forward and speak up about their challenges with their body image. This resource from Common Sense Media helps parents and educators to guide boys to developing a healthier outlook. Check out The Pressure for Boys video.
What are your thoughts on boys and body image issues?