Weight Discussions

Weight Discussions

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 229 , Segment 4

Episode: Catholic-Orthodox Schism, Day Care, Mardi Gras, Autistic Dating

  • Feb 9, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 16:14 mins

Guest: Erin Hillard, Doctorate Student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Notre Dame  So, Barbie dolls have gotten a body makeover—have you heard? There are now, tall, petite and curvy Barbies, in addition to whatever you want to call the impossibly-proportioned traditional Barbie. Perhaps, more realistic-looking Barbies is a win for parents trying to help their daughters have positive body image. But it’s an uphill battle with the thin-obsessed messages bombarding girls at every turn. If you’re a mother, talking to your daughter about dieting or fitness can be a minefield—potentially even backfiring into an eating disorder.

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