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Boys not immune to body image concerns

Watching your child gain their independence and start to choose their own clothes is one of parenting’s more entertaining moments. Mismatched clothing, costumes worn for weeks on end and penchants for branded t-shirts can all be quite fun. Yet, when my four-year-old son raced into the bathroom one morning dressed in his red skinny jeans, pyjama top and green monster sneakers it wasn’t his splash of colour that shocked me. “Mum do I look good in this? Do I look fat?” These two little questions not only stunned me into silence. I stood there lost for words on how to answer him.

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