Recognizing Eating Disorders
It Starts Earlier Than You Think
Not Just Females...
Some things that can trigger this in males and females:
- Romantic Relationships
- Pubertal Development
Signs and Symptons
Ways to Approach the Problem
Tips to Prevent it
Even though there is no definite way to prevent these kind of things from happening, there are things to help it. "Relationships with friends, teasing about eating habits by family members and the mass media were of specific relevance." (Krug, Villarejo, Jimenez-Murcia, Perpina, Vilarrasa, et al., 2013) You as parents may not think that you're young teenagers value you your opinion or pay attention to what you say but they do.
Things to do:
- Let them know you're there for them
- Be involved
- Be open
- Encourage a healthy lifestyle
Berk, L. E. (2010). Development through the lifespan (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.