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Family Dynamics, Weight Stigma, and the Overweight Teen

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Linda Frankenbach

Linda Frankenbach


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"Fatso!" "Hey Dunk!" "Are you really going to eat THAT?" Siblings and relatives teasing and bullying about weight can turn home into an unsafe haven for overweight teens.  Parents need to empathize, intervene when needed, and understand how issues of weight affect teens' developing sense of self.

Join us for our interview with Dr. Kemi Ogantala -- Dr. O as her patients like to call her -- a teen doctor, speaker and blogger from the Bay Area known for her energetic, hip and real approach to very difficult teen issues such as sexual health, parent communication and teen development.