OK, this is a little complex. I'll try to be brief. I am a recovered/recovering anorexic. Recently, my daughter (9) has begun to show certain signs of the illness. I fear I'm the cause. It's genetic and tends to run in families but also has it's environmental factors. Every time we eat or talk about eating or I feel the need to tell her she needs to eat her veggies before she can have a snack, I start questioning myself. I feel like I'm not being a very effective parent right now. I'm afraid to say anything. I believe she's too young to hear my story though I plan to tell her someday. She's ultra sensitive and if I even suggest that she may have a problem, I know the response I'll get. Denial. She's also OCD like her mom and she doesn't think I'm being straight with her about that either. She's all about being popular, what to wear, what color hair is best (I don't let her dye it) and whether or not she's being included enough with her friends. HELP!!!
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