I have an issue with my 12 year old daughter concerning her eating habits. She constantly sneaks food and hides the wrappers and containers and spoons in the couch or in drawers. At the table, she will eat all of what is on the table in front of her if we eat family style. If I don't keep an eye on it, she'll eat everything until it's gone, and not think of the other people who are the table. I did tell her it is rude to everything before asking others if they would like some more. I often, just dish dinner out and give each person their portion and put the rest away to avoid this. She also eats other people's food in the house and my husband and I have had to recently hide things from her. It's obvious that she has an eating disorder and her weight shows it. She is not extremely overweight, but I'm afraid if we don't do something now, that she may have a lifetime issue of losing weight. My husband I have had a talk with her and we now have to supervise her eating. She is not allowed to eat anything without asking us first. I feel guilty and this might be harsh, but if we don't control it, she will eat everything in sight. Has anyone else gone through this and if you have, how did you deal with it? I'd be interested in hearing comments on this as well.
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