After a particularly sweaty trip to a mall in the smog-filled city of Manila, seven-year-old Beatriz decided to uncross her legs in the middle seat of a taxi while sitting next to her grandmother. The policing of my young body continued as I gained a handful of unwanted pounds. Puberty hit me early and fast, like a slew of aggressive Fyre Festival ads, and soon, I was busting out of my Catholic schoolgirl uniform and into… a larger, unflattering size of below-the-knee, buttoned-all-the-way-up tan and green Catholic schoolgirl uniform. As my family emigrated to the States, we relied heavily on Catholic communities to hold us during the very challenging transition of acclimating to a new country. At community functions and family parties, I was told to pull up my shirt lest I offend anyone with a millimeter of cleavage visibility. In spreading this message, I harmed myself and others.
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This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Courtney Mina. When I was young, I used to be shy. Like, really shy. I was one of those kids who stayed in at recess, had only one best friend, and usually kept to myself with my nose stuck in a book of some sort. It didn't help matters much that I also happened to be a fat kid.
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Your teenage children will let you know when they need money and if their smart phone is broken. What you may not know: if they are using their smart phones for "sexting," that is, asking for or sending nude photos or other explicit content. Are you sure? Did you ask? The answer might surprise you.
Skip to Content. It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. But new studies are just beginning to determine the effects of social media -- which is arguably more immediate and intimate -- on the way kids view themselves.