Home Health & Personal Care
an eating disorder in your child
The root of many
eating disorders seems to be emotional or psychological. Oftentimes,
they run in families, so if you have (or still are) suffered
an eating disorder, you need to be especially vigilant in
watching your children for possible signs of an eatiing disorder.
There are many
ways that experts suggest you can help prevent an eating disorder
in your child.
eating for family meals. A child who sees their parent eating
junk food will follow by example.
Help your child
build his or her confidence and self-esteem. You should accept
your child for who they are on the inside, not based upon
how good or skinny they are.
Be careful how
you encourage your child to lose weight. Some teenagers continue
to lose weight because they feel more loved and appreciated
when their parent praises their weight loss or showers them
with gifts for their dieting success.
Watch for stress
your child may be experiencing. Often eating disorders develop
because young women feel that controlling what they eat is
the only thing they can control.