Do I have a healthy view of my body?
Girls as young as 9 years old report some dissatisfaction with their bodies and their body image tends to grow steadily worse as they get older. Girls tend to struggle with body image far more than boys. Most body image feelings will stay with a girl into womanhood. A girl’s body image is influenced by peers, media, coaches, parents, siblings, or other family members. Parents influence their daughter’s self-image when they comment on their own or someone else’s body shape or size. This quick assessment can help you understand what it takes to have a healthy body image.