Ok, say a mom does this to a 17 yr old girl.
The daughter has been on/off a diet for years and has been put into Weight Watchers. The girl is maybe 5'7 180 lbs size 10-12.
The mom is constantly on her about the daughter's nutrition and exercising.
Today, the mom pulls the daughter in front of a mirror and pokes at the "chubby" places. And says because the daughter is not following Weight Watchers that she needs to pay the mom back.
Thoughts? I would think this would surely lead to body image issues along with other problems.
Oh yeah, the mom showed the daughter a site where you can see how you'll look if you lose weight.
The same mom has another daughter that is a few years older but (went through somewhat similar experiences, though not as bad as the above), but this daughter seems to have a good grasp on things. Doesn't eat junk, exercises 5x week with weights and cardio. Could lose a few pounds, but nothing major.
So, is this kind of parenting good or bad? I can't help but shake my head and think it's disaster waiting to happen.