Parenting, Children and Teens - Spotlighting Teen Issues for Parents
Why are so many teenagers obsessed with their looks? Both males and females in today’s society are under pressure to measure up to a certain social and cultural ideal of beauty. Some of this pressure comes from the media; but unfortunately, a lot comes from family and friends, who mean to be helpful but whose comments can have a negative effect on how teens feel about themselves.
"SP681-Q-Weight and Body Image," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP681-Q 7/06 07-0009, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfami/58