Mirror Image: How Guys See Themselves

Mirror Image: How Guys See Themselves

by Adam Woog
     
 

Being a guy can be rough. Messages in the media—and even from your friends—can make you feel like you don’t measure up. Do you feel too tall? Too short? Out of shape? Not coordinated enough? Many things go into shaping you—and your image of yourself. Genetics has something to do with it, of course. So do hormones, as you get older. The media

Overview

Being a guy can be rough. Messages in the media—and even from your friends—can make you feel like you don’t measure up. Do you feel too tall? Too short? Out of shape? Not coordinated enough? Many things go into shaping you—and your image of yourself. Genetics has something to do with it, of course. So do hormones, as you get older. The media has a big influence, constantly urging you to buy products so you look "better." What you do, from sitting around all day to working out a lot, also plays a role. This book in the What’s the Issue? series explores body image and looks at ways you can maintain a healthy one.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One in a series of six about "What's the Issue?" for teens, this edition discusses body image for guys and its affect on overall health. The five chapters include: Why Do I Look Like This?, Developing a Realistic Body Image, Fitting in-and Staying Fit, I Might Have a Problem Here and How to Have a Happy, Healthy and (Mostly) Sane Body Image. Accompanied by color photos and boxed facts and comments, the text discusses the importance of body image during the teen years and how working with what nature has given you is a realistic approach to a healthy body image. Long discussed as an issue among teen girls, body image is just as important an issue among boys as they learn to accept who they are and how they fit into the real world, not one that the media has formulated. The book includes a quiz, a glossary of terms, sources for additional help and an index. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756541361
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
What's the Issue? Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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