Overview Of Eating Disorders
- If your child has an eating disorder, you might feel uncertain how to assist and how to act around them.
Understanding your Function
- Your daughter or son’s actions might unexpectedly become very different from what you’re used to: reserved, sensitive and even ill-mannered.
- This can make it very hard to chat to them at a time when communication is so vital.
- It can help to remember that they are expected to be protective because their eating condition is their way of managing, and consequently they will be hesitant to let go of it.
- If your child is getting treatment for their disorder, the treatment group will play a vital part in their recovery. But don’t undervalue the significance of your affection and support.
- Talk to one of the health experts in your child’s treatment group about your function as a parent, and get their guidance on what you can do at home to offer assistance.
Talking To Your Child
Speaking to your child about their eating disorder can be very tough, particularly if they still can’t comprehend that they have an issue. Though, communication is vital to assist with recovery, so continue trying.
When you want to chat to them openly about the eating condition you must:
- Plan what you want to say.
- Not judge or blame.
- Focus on how they’re feeling.
- Remain composed.
- Be ready for a negative reaction.