You may find your child’s behaviour has changed. They may be acting out of character, keeping to themselves or lacking patience. This change of behaviour can make it tough to talk about what they are going through, but this discussion is vital. During this time, do try to be aware that they are most likely acting like this out of defence. The eating disorder may be their way of coping, control is a strong player in eating disorders – your child may be reluctant to let go.
Your love and support is the most important part of the recovery, whether they are in treatment or just developing worrying signs, let them know you are there for them. While doctors and counsellors are an essential part of the recovery process, you are important too.
Talking to your child
They may not accept they have a problem, or they may not even be aware of it. This can mean talking about the problem is difficult, but offer your love and do persist. When talking to your child, remember…