I have had convos with my 15 year old about the control Ive seen in her relationship with food recently - within the last 3-4 months - We talked about how lots of areas of her life are not within her control, and how controlling food could be meeting a general need for control. she agreed that could be a piece of it, but that she did think it was good to be able to deny herself eating junk, etc. she said she did realize that she had gotten a bit over the top with the control piece, and would try to back it up. but im still seeing it - the obsession with fat grams, only eating cereal, and drinking milk, not wanting to eat actual meals, crappy bad mood in a usually cheerful, fun loving girl. Its a problem and Im trying to get a handle on understanding it and how to circumvent it before it becomes a full blown ED. Id really appreciate any advice you all might have about how to step in and redirect this - def dont want it to become a lifelong issue for her. thanks so much.
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