This seems pretty obvious but: “A mother who expresses concern about her own not-thin-enough body — or openly admires a “neighbor with the long, thin legs,” for example — sends the message to her kids that physically looking a certain way is what’s valued and praise-worthy”.

From an article about how over two thirds of women, over the age of 50, surveyed in the US, report that their weight or shape negatively impacts their lives.

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