Remarks Parents Make On Daughter’s Weight Can “SCAR Her For Life”

There are seemingly endless ways in which parents can mess up their kids, and a new study finds when parents remark on their daughter’s weight when she’s a child can leave her scarred for life. Researchers from Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the U.K. asked 501 women between the ages of 20 and 35 about their body image, and how often their parents made remarks about their figures. They discovered participants with a healthy body mass index (BMI) were 27 percent less likely to remember their parent’s comments than women who were regarded as overweight. Researcher Dr. Eric Robinson says it’s better for parents not to comment on their daughter’s weight at all, adding, “Realizing you are an overweight individual is in itself likely to be quite stressful and makes making healthy choices in your lifestyle more difficult. It is a trick finding for public health intervention work.” (Daily Mail)