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Why Self-Esteem is Critical for Overweight Teen Girls

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Linda Frankenbach

Linda Frankenbach


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is your overweight daughter depressed, angry, or avoiding social scenes because of her size?  Is she rejecting of her own shape, stuck on a "size zero" ideal?  Does she have an unrealistic body image or weight loss goal?  Does her weight get in the way of her enjoying her teen years in the way that you think she should?

Judy Vredenburgh, the CEO of Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, has lots of ideas for how mothers can work with their daughters to build a healthier self esteem -- both in terms of her body but also her mind and spirit.  A strong self-esteem is the ticket for taking care of oneself, eating well and exercising for a lifetime -- not falling prey to a quick fix diet.

Through Girls Inc.'s original research and hundreds of workshops with parents and girls throughout the country, Judy is in touch with the trends affecting tweens and teen girls in entertainment, technology, and the social scene, and will be sure to enlighten parents looking for more information about how to help their overweight daughters build self-confidence and savvy.