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Have You Inherited Your Parents’
Attitudes Toward Their Looks?
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The title of the blog post referred to in this post is “Your Face Is Beautiful — Do You Want It to Change?”
How would you answer that question? How would a member of your immediate family, like a parent, answer it? Has that person influenced how you feel about your looks?
In the Well blog post “Your Face Is Beautiful — Do You Want It to Change?,” KJ Dell’Antonia writes:
I would like to think that I’m raising a child who has absorbed all my lessons about how little our outer appearance matters compared to who we really are, but in reality, I’m raising a girl who has not yet reached her teens, in a world where magazines tell 9-year-olds what bathing suits are best for their body types. Research suggests that girls’ self-esteem plummets at around age 12 and doesn’t start heading upward again until they enter their 20s. In other words, a few short years from now, she’s likely to care about her appearance a whole lot more than she does now. But other research (and common sense) also tells us that how much emphasis our mothers put on our appearance, whether it’s our weight or our faces or anything else, affects how we feel about ourselves.
Our particular challenge might be a little unusual, but the conversation isn’t. Any parent who has talked to a child about doing something to alter the self he or she presents to the world has tried to walk that fine line between proposing a change (braces, acne medication, a healthier diet, straightened hair) and seeming to demand it — and any adult who still hears a parent’s voice judging him or her not thin enough, pretty enough, good enough knows how easy it is to get this one wrong.
“Girls tell themselves these stories about their appearance,” said Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist, the creator of “Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, Health, and Leadership,” a program for middle-school girls and the author of “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” Parents’ words and actions become a part of those stories.
“My mother wasn’t happy with her nose, so I would hear about my nose constantly,” said Jen Lancaster, a novelist and author of the memoirs “Such a Pretty Fat” and “Bitter Is the New Black.” “To this day, I can’t look in the mirror without trying to figure out, ‘Do I need to contour my nose differently today? How does my nose look today?’ This is not a conversation I should ever have with myself, because my nose is fine.”
Too often, Ms. Adair sees parents drawing conclusions from their own experience. A parent who struggled with weight worries that the weight gain many children experience as preteens may become the precursor to a life of teasing and dieting rather than just puberty.
“I tell parents, ‘it sounds like this might be more your issue than hers,’” Ms. Adair said.
The same can happen for parents who want to turn glasses into contacts, straighten or highlight a young teenager’s hair, get braces over with early or worry about girls and boys who want to wear hairstyles or clothing in a way that contradicts our vision of their gender identity. We hear the mocking voices of our own childhood.