Parents offered guide to teaching body confidence
Press AssociationThe government has backed a guide to help parents teach their children to be confident about their bodies.
The guide stresses that the so-called perfect body and the emphasis on skinniness is a "socially and culturally constructed ideal". It features before-and-after touched-up pictures of celebrities such as Britney Spears, and encourages parents to make children aware that many images in the media and advertisements are enhanced.
This week a coroner blamed the fashion industry for the death of 14-year-old Fiona Geraghty, who killed herself last year after suffering from eating disorder bulimia. Michael Rose, the West Somerset coroner, called on magazines and catwalks to stop using thin models.
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"Parents offered guide to teaching body confidence", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/parents-offered-guide-to-teaching-body-confidence