Friday, December 9, 2011

Anorexia Nervosa - 5 Things to Avoid

    If you're wondering whether or not you take the right approach with your child's anorexia, this is the article for you. Let me give you five quick tips for what not to do when helping your child beat anorexia.
    Anorexia Nervosa   5 Things to Avoid

    1. If you or a family member has an eating disorder, do not immediately start talking about what helped him. Your daughter will feel like you put in a box and would question whether or not you will hear the struggles and issues that are unique to him. Plus he'll feel like you say you already know and understand what he experienced, and the reality is you do not.

    2. At the beginning when he talks to you about eating problems, just listen. Do not teach, correct, lectures about food, ask why he can not eat, just listen. Great tool nodded his head, said in some form that you hear what he says, well placed, "Uh huh" can be good too. Err on the side of listening. I can not stress how important this is. Most importantly, make sure your movements and responses are genuine, not canned like you are a robot. Just tuned and you'll be fine.

    3. When it appears an argument about food, and they would, would not allow them to go into eternity. Let her have her say, responded calmly and firmly, re-state expectations, and communicate without anger that there will be no more discussion. Changing the subject, leaving the room, standing on your head, whatever. Move.

    4. Increase your awareness of how much you talk about food, weight, body image, calories, etc. When your daughter is around, do not talk about these things or mention on the phone to a friend how much weight the minister's wife has been missing. Do not talk about your own body in a negative way and moan about how you need to lose weight. We often do not realize ourselves how much we have bought into the hustle and bustle of weight and body image.

    5. One of the most common complaints I get from the kids with eating disorders are, to some degree he felt was under a microscope. Do not mention any eating disorder behaviors you see, and not watching him constantly even if you are concerned. Yes, you need to be aware of, but think how anxious you would be if there are people who watch every move you make.
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