The average teen spends about nine hours per day using media for their enjoyment, according to a report by Common Sense Media. Frighteningly, those same teens spend less than an average of 10 minutes a day talking to their parents. Movies, commercials, magazines, and websites portray beautiful people as ideal. Underweight models and Photoshopped images of perfection are everywhere.
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Why Do Teens Think They Need to Have Perfect Bodies?
Mid s Small waist, big butt butts, wide hips, tiny waists, and full lips are in! Mid 90ss:. Big boobs, flat stomachs, and thighs gaps are in. In , breast augmentation is the highest performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. Early 90s:. The hourglass shape is in.
What Makes Teenage Girls Want The ‘Perfect’ Body?
If you're raising a teenager then you already know how much she wants to fit in with her peers. If you've asked her about jumping off the proverbial bridge if all of her friends did, you may get the feeling that the answer would be yes, even though what she tells you is to stop being so dramatic. This desire for conformity may leave her obsessing over her body and finding flaws with it. At this age, your teen often cares more about what her peers think than what you think.
Like I have previously spoken about changing ideals, people will have different body ideals that are suited to each individual. It has been discovered that females are more focused on their relationship with a male, whereas males are more focused on themselves. This knowledge could prove that teenage girls may feel obliged to try and achieve what they believe to be a more attractive body, in order to impress boys.