Raising Teenagers: Teens, Body Image & The Thigh Gap

Apparently, there is a new trend among teen girls to have a gap between their thighs. Apparently, they want to be as thin as mannequins and models whose thighs don’t touch. My goodness what a waste of our teen daughters’ energy. It’s not enough to be slim but now they want to be so skinny that their thighs don’t touch. And social media encourages this trend. There are multiple sites devoted to the #thighgap.

It is clear to me that we MUST talk to our teen daughters and have them refocus on other sources of self-esteem like friendships, passions and a variety of other healthy interests. Go ahead and Google the thigh gap. You won’t believe it.