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Preventing Body Image Issues

Licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Katie Godfrey, provides tips for parents.

The problem: My daughter is critical of her body. I’m worried this could lead her to develop body image issues or eating disorders. How do I handle this early to prevent it from getting worse

The expert: Dr. Katie Godfrey, licensed marriage and family therapist at The Catalyst Center

The solution: Helping children create a healthy body image is important, and it can happen to males as well as females. Here are a few suggestions you can implement to help her appreciate her body.

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