What to Do When Girls Are Ashamed of Their Bodies

Many girls, both children and teens, are ashamed of their bodies. This is something parents need to work hard to prevent, encouraging their daughters to love and accept themselves just as they are.
What to Do When Girls Are Ashamed of Their Bodies
María José Roldán

Written and verified by the psychopedagogue María José Roldán.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Perhaps you’ve seen teenage girls that hide behind their clothing, wearing baggy garments because they’re ashamed of their bodies. Whether they’re skinny or not, it’s important to understand that this kind of behavior has to do with low self-esteem. It also reveals how social stereotypes can negatively affect females and affect their ability to be happy.

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