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In Depth with parenting expert Justin Coulson
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The teenage years can be fun and exciting but they’re also a period when we’re particularly vulnerable to body image concerns. Young people are developmentally inclined to compare themselves to others, but this developmental drive is intensified by external influences, including the constant presence of social media that showcases unrealistic body ideals.
Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia's most trusted parenting experts and the host of Channel 9’s Parental Guidance. He says developing body acceptance can help teens to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and social skills. In addition, a positive body image can lead to improved mental and physical health later in life.
Dr. Coulson says there are ways parents and carers can support young people's growth in this area. He sat down to share his ideas with Sam Ikin for this episode of Let’s Talk In Depth. As the father of six daughters, he also has some experience.