For Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year I wanted to gather some experiences of parents.
A lot of parents reach out to me asking for advice and support and whilst I try my best, I can never truly know how it feels to have a child with an eating disorder. So I thought it might be helpful to collate some things parents want others to know about caring for a young person with an eating disorder, and these are some of the responses I had.
- Having an eating disorder is nobody’s fault, not the carer/parent or the sufferer.
- You have to separate the evil that is eating disorder from your child.
- You cannot bargain with an eating disorder, stay consistent and strong, even if it takes hours to get a glass of milk drunk.
- In the early stage of our AN journey, I spent literally hours talking about my…
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