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Kids tune in to adult body talk

The Star – Kristen Thompson

“But Sabiston, who also holds a Canada Research Chair in physical activity and mental health, says social comparisons, including those around body shape, are happening in very young children. In many cases, it stems from hearing parents talk, and it can set kids up to become self-conscious at a very young age. “We know that any conversation parents have, especially if it’s about the child, their ears tune in immediately,” says Sabiston. “They are listening to every word you say.” And if kids hear adults discussing body shapes and sizes, they start to copy those behaviours and engage in similar conversations with friends.”(more)

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