HALO Clinical Scientist Dr. Gary Goldfield was quoted in a story, “Have Your Say: How can we help our teen girls become confident women?” that ran on Wednesday in The Globe and Mail.

From the story:

This week’s question: What can we do to boost the confidence of the teen girls in our lives?

Dr. Gary Goldfield, associate professor of pediatrics, kinetics and psychology at the University of Ottawa

“Encourage physical activity that is enjoyable, provides a sense of mastery or accomplishment, and offers opportunities to build or strengthen peer relationships. Continue to reinforce all the admirable qualities and attributes that your adolescent daughters possess (intelligence, humour, intuition, empathy, etc.) to buffer against them basing their self-esteem on appearance, weight or shape.”

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