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Episode 44: Our View on The Little Tykes Stationary Bike and Its Effects on Body Image with Dr. Karytko
Recently I was disappointed to come across an advertisement for an exercise bike designed for children. Children should be getting exercise from sports or playing throughout the day and the message that toys like these are sending may cause insecurities in children. Dr. Karytko joins me to discuss the harmful effects that this toy and others may have on a child’s self-esteem and body image. These toys may not be the individual reason for an eating disorder, but the way they are perceived may cause a long-lasting impact on your child’s mental health.
Dr. Karytko is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts providing care for a wide range of patients with expertise in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders and co-occurring issues. Dr. K has been active in the eating disorder professional community in the Boston area and loves to support those dealing with major life struggles.
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