Mothers Can Damage Daughters’ Body Image


In her new book, “Do I Look Fat in This?,” Jessica Weiner says moms who fixate on dieting can influence their daughters’ behavior.

There’s no denying that mothers and daughters have always shared a special bond with each other. Mothers have a powerful influence on their daughters that can be positive — or, sometimes, negative. Recent studies indicate that mothers who fixate on diet and body image can have a damaging influence on their daughters. Jessica Weiner, author of Do I Look Fat in This? was invited on Today to discuss this aspect of mother-daughter relationships. Read an excerpt and take a quiz: