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Boys Body Image

Rebecca Adams

The Trouble With Thinking Only Girls Have Body Image Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents

Illustrations by Noelle Campbell He's just a month shy of his sixth birthday, but Jack is already insecure about his body. At 40 pounds and 42 ...

Views Of Being 'Too Skinny' Could Spur Depression, Steroid Use In Teen Boys: Study

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Teen boys who view themselves as "too skinny" when they are actually a healthy weight may face a higher risk of depression in adolescence and later in...

Talk About a Choking Hazard! What I Never Expected to Find in a Kinder Surprise Egg

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Pamela Poole

There's a sickening trend towards sexualization of girls in toys and entertainment. And there's a long-term issue, going back to Barbie's youth, with presenting girls with unhealthy and unrealistic physical ideals through toys and entertainment intended for them

Beauty and the Boy: The Impact of Negative Body Image on Our Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Even as our acceptance of less rigid gender roles grows in other areas, the pressure on boys to be "toned and muscular" represents a return to a traditional notion of masculinity and what it means to be a man. The message: It's fine if boys want to go around wearing sparkly nail polish as kids, as long as they grow up to be big and strong and macho.

Unattainable Body Image Affects Boys, Too

New York Times | Posted 11.19.2012 | Teen

It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image....