The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents: A Must Read!

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By Crystal Smith; cross-posted with permission When author Marci Warhaft-Nadler approached me about reviewing The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents, she told me that she had aimed to write a book that was easy for parents to read and relate to; a kind of quick reference guide for parents about the body image issues their … [Read more...]

Doll Parts: The “Barbie Executioner” Strikes Back

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by Melanie Klein, Contributor My mother never addressed beauty in a critical way. In fact, beauty was rarely openly discussed in my house, but was the lingering weight on the shoulders of all the women in my family. The only times beauty was discussed was when my mother told me I needed to lose weight or when my grandmother … [Read more...]

Call for PG Rating of Aussie Tween Magazines

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"Scrutiny urged for tween magazines" by Jill Pengelley at The Advertiser on May 24, 2010 THE YWCA of Adelaide is calling for a PG rating for "tween girls" magazines, which it says are teaching six-year-olds to be sexually provocative. … [Read more...]