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Teenagers and appearance: concerns amongst girls, boys, bullies and victims

The latest figures from the Good Childhood Report suggest that 34% of girls and 20% of boys are unhappy with their appearance; the report also suggests that bullying is likely…

Just a phase? Why we should worry about girls’ unhappiness with their appearanc

The Good Childhood Report 2016 highlighted declining levels of girls’ happiness with their appearance in the UK, while boys’ happiness remains stable. There is now a sizeable gender gap in…

THE BOTULINUM TOXIN AND COSMETIC FILLERS (CHILDREN) ACT 2021

Photo by Sam Moqadam on Unsplash There has been a huge growth in the use of non-surgical cosmetic procedures over the last decade.[1] The use of such procedures is by no means only…

Pressures to be perfect!

The 2016 Girls’ Attitudes survey, out this week highlights – again – the importance of body image, body confidence, and generally how much appearance matters for young women in the UK…

Cosmetic Surgery for children

Major influences on children’s development of self-concept include communication from others about the self, comparisons they make with others in their immediate environment and the role assigned to them by…

“But Mom, I Have to Wear a Skirt to Look Pretty!”: Reflections on the Contradictions of Being a Feminist Mother

I had a down-to-earth feminist professor in college who was childless and when I asked her if she wanted children she replied, “not really, but it would be great to…

Does my bum look big in this? How mothers’ negative body talk can influence their daughters’ body image

Body image concerns can develop early in life. Girls as young as five are dissatisfied with their appearance, are afraid of becoming fat, and express a desire to be thinner…

Just a phase? Why we should worry about girls’ unhappiness with their appearance

The Good Childhood Report 2016 highlighted declining levels of girls’ happiness with their appearance in the UK, while boys’ happiness remains stable. There is now a sizeable gender gap in…