Parents can offer information and guidance to support young people through their teenage years. Good nutrition, physical activity and sleep are important. Challenges include dealing with family issues, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships.
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Topic: Young people (13-19) - body image
Homosexual men and athletes are particularly vulnerable to poor body image or feeling insecure about their bodies.
Give your child opportunities to appreciate their body for what it can do, rather than what it looks like.
The urge to diet or use other dangerous weight loss methods is almost always prompted by feeling unhappy with body shape or size.
Some people diet because they have a poor body image, not because they want to be a healthy weight.
Home tattooing, or getting tattoos overseas, puts you at risk of serious complications that can be debilitating and life-long.
If you want to have your body pierced, choose an experienced and registered practitioner to reduce the risks of infection and scarring.
If you want to get a tattoo, choose an experienced and registered practitioner to reduce the risks of infection and scarring.