No one is safe anymore from this modern day disease of self-doubt and at times, loathing. It is high time we put a stop to all of this. I am not sure how, but I know that teens need our help.
It's time for schools to build confidence as well as brains, for parents to talk about these issues. This is a crisis of self-esteem -- of a basic human value -- and we cannot ignore it any longer.
Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.