Is Robin Thicke’s New Video Having a Negative Impact on Teen Girls?


It is hard to escape the influence of Robin Thicke’s new hit “Blurred Lines”, and because of this, it’s easy to wonder whether the music video for the song is having a negative impact on teen girls in many ways.  For parents who are unfamiliar with the video, it largely consists of Robin Thicke singing the song while young women who are topless dance with him and around him.  The incredibly racy video has even been banned from Youtube because of it’s controversial content.  It’s videos like these that are giving girls negative body images and issues with self-confidence.  The impact they are having on them is inarguably a negative one.

If your daughter is suffering from problems with her confidence and body image, Wingate Wilderness Therapy can help her in a unique and healing environment.  If you are interested in what they can do for teens, please call today at 1-800-560-1599.

The Effects of Negative Self-Esteem in Teen Girls

Teen girls are very easily influenced and strongly affected by what they see in the media.  It is because of this that it can have such a negative impact on their mental wellbeing when they see videos like Robin Thicke’s, which seems to imply that women are little more than objects to ogle.  Not only this, but it also gives teen girls an unrealistic idea of what their bodies are supposed to look like, and what it means to be healthy and beautiful.  The feelings and ideas that stem from videos like these fester in young girls, and can lead to some very damaging side effects.  Girls may start to feel sad about the way they look as they compare themselves to women like the ones in Robin Thicke’s video, so their happiness and self-confidence are lowered.  This can lead to issues including depression and eating disorders, which should never be taken lightly and usually require professional treatment to overcome.

Getting the Right Help From Wingate Wilderness Therapy

If your daughter is suffering from any of the issues discussed above, Wingate Wilderness Therapy is happy to help her overcome the problem.  By living in the wilderness, teens gain self-confidence by learning to rely on themselves and accomplish their goals, as well as being able to take in the naturally healing environment that nature has proven to be.  Wilderness therapy has helped thousands of teens in the past, so if you believe it is right for your child, please call Wingate Wilderness Therapy today at 1-800-560-1599.

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