PEP Talk: Parent Education Program

Body Image and Sexual Bullying

(intended for ages 11-13)

A 12 year old girl comes home from school, upset because her friend was called an unflattering and hurtful name in front of a group of people. Her mom stops what she is doing to invite her daughter to open up and express her feelings about this situation. Mom is able to help her daughter understand the exchange more clearly and convey her own feelings about sexual bullying and body image to her daughter. This is an important moment for the mom and daughter to connect and create opportunities for future discussions about these topics.

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This video uses humor to demonstrate an ineffective approach to discussing body image and sexual bullying.

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