Design For Life: How can I make my daughter feel less self-conscious?

This week psychotherapist Samantha Carbon advises a parent whose child has experienced weight gain

21st February, 2021
Design For Life: How can I make my daughter feel less self-conscious?

Dear Expert,

I’m the mother of a 14-year-old girl who is fiercely independent, funny and talented. She has lots of friends, but is at that point where she has started to notice things about herself and how she’s different from them (her two best pals are particularly slim and pretty).

She’s carrying more weight than she should be, and it’s sometimes hard to get nice clothes in her size....

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