June 19, 2013 1:39 PM

The mom-body connection

Q: My mother constantly talks about her weight and appearance in front of my young daughters. She cannot turn down a dessert without explaining long-windedly what it would do to her body. I overcame a lot of body image insecurity that I picked up growing up with her and am not about to let my daughters be affected by it. But every time I bring it up she says I am overreacting.

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