Tuesday 12 September 2017

"Me too!" - comments from parents, for parents, on F.E.A.S.T.'s 'Nourishing Words' blog

When a family finds itself facing a devastating eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia,it can be so reassuring to know that you're not in this alone: to read about other families' experiences, to discover what did and didn't work for them and, most important of all, to discover that young people can recover and go on to lead normal and fulfilled lives.

On the F.E.A.S.T. website you will find a link to a 162-page PDF of a (now archived) blog made up of (almost daily) quotes from Around the Dinner Table Forum member posts. As F.E.A.S.T. says: "These words are just as inspiring today as they were from October 2010 to July of 2014."

Like countless others, you will find yourself nodding your head and saying “Me, too!” as you read about similar experiences to your own. Hopefully these experiences will offer you the hope and inspiration you need in the fight for your son's or daughter's full and sustained recovery from their eating disorder.

This 162-page document includes input from parents of boys with eating disorders as well as girls. It starts in October 2010, around seven months after I joined the Around the Dinner Table forum (after Googling things like 'support for parents of teens with eating disorders', 'eating disorders in adolescent males', 'eating disorders in boys'), so some of these posts are from parents who I still keep in touch with today.

To read words of wisdom from parents and other caregivers on the Around the Dinner Table Forum from October 2010 to July 2014, read the Nourishing Words Archive PDF, or follow the link below: 


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