"I Hate Myself"

September 2, 2005

Could you unknowingly be damaging your daughter's self-esteem? How can you make her feel better about herself?

 

 


Obsessed With Her Looks 
Michelle says her 13-year-old daughter, Megan, is obsessed with how she looks, and spends most of her time criticizing herself. "It's heartbreaking to know that she's not happy," Michelle says. 



 Dr. Phil's surprise for Megan.

  


 
Mirror Image
Eight-year-old Kayla thinks she's too fat and has weighed herself every day since she was 3. Even though her mother, Tisha, tries to encourage her, Kayla still thinks she's ugly. 
 


 Could Tisha be to blame?

   


 
Not Skinny Enough? 
She lost 80 pounds and dropped from a size 16 to a size 4. But 19-year-old Irene says she's still unhappy and wants to lose more weight.

 



 "My inner self-confidence hasn't changed."


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