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Parent messages with a more positive undertone, such as "being healthy and strong" are more likely to empower adolescents to make more healthful eating choices, whereas pointing out negative attributes in one's child such as "being heavy or putting on weight" draw focus to something that may be "wrong" with the child, increasing the likelihood that the child will resort to more harmful behaviors, such as disordered eating behaviors to do something about the "problem.
Refusal skills training and parent messages in a teacher-administered program.
One could even imagine genetic algorithm messages, where competing messages are sent into cyberspace and programmed to periodically recombine themselves using genetic algorithms: strong parent messages eliminating weaker messages and recombining to give birth to an even stronger generation of messages -- strength being, for instance, measured by the persuasiveness of a message (number of people it motivates to act), or by the importance of the debate it generates (number of times it gets played back or developed).