Document Type

Parenting, Children and Teens - Spotlighting Teen Issues for Parents

Publication Date



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.

Publication Number

SP681-Q 7/06 07-0009

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