Saturday, October 23, 2010

Parenting a Child with an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders can be very serious.  I have a family member who had an eating disorder which was very dangerous and which caused a great deal of concern.  Eating issues have been a significant problem in my family for at least half a century.

Eat healthy, provide healthy foods for your children.  Engage in healthy exercise and recreational activities.  Do not provide or allow a lot of junk food in your home.  Do not call your children fat; but emphasis healthy eating and a healthy body, which is not ultra thin.

If you or someone you know, may have an eating disorder, seek help.  I would recommend seeking professional advice for more than one source; but do it quickly.  It can be life threatening and doing the right thing is as important as doing something.  What ever you do, do not wait.  Talk with your doctor.  Talk with the person's doctor.  Speak with a mental health professional; but do it quickly.  It may be more sever that you believe.
A great deal of additional information is provided through supplemental materials below.

For additional information; please use the Google Parenting and Scholar search engines at the bottom of this page.  You can also find a treatment/therapy search engine at the bottom of:

Supplemental Material:
Parenting a Child with an addiction.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Health and Nutrition for the Family
Healthy Eating For Children Without Breaking The Bank!
Building a Healthy Body Image in Children
Healthy body image: Tips for guiding girls
Perfect Illusions . A Healthy Body Image
eating disorders This video is pretty raw, may be offensive for some; however it has a powerful message.
Eating Disorders Part 1
Eating Disorders What is an eating disorder?
An eating disorder can be bulimia or anorexia nervosa, and those are the two most common ones. It's basically where food rules your life, and rather than you eat because you're hungry. It takes on an unhealthy importance in your life.  Click on the link, then the link within the link to view the video or read the information.
Eating Disorder Treatment 
Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery: Help for Anorexia and Bulimia
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