Adult Acne: Blasting Zits Into Oblivion

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How To Help Your Teen Daughter Who Has An Eating Disorder

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Remember the days when your little girl wanted seconds on her pizza serving and at least two scoops of ice cream with a cherry on the top? Now that your daughter is a teenager, you might be worried that her eating habits are going out of control. If that's the case, you'd probably welcome the opportunity to take her to her favorite restaurant for the meal of her choice. Here are some things that might help.

Be Frank With Your Daughter - Be gentle, but don't beat around the bush. Let your daughter know how much you love her, but that you are worried about her. Don't try using scare tactics that are unreasonable. However, tell her the story of Karen Carpenter, the gifted singer who had an eating disorder that finally killed her. Your daughter may not even know who Karen Carpenter is. Play some of her music so that she can hear the vibrancy of songs like They Love To Be Close To You, When You Walk Back In My Life, and There's Aoways Something There To Remind Me. Then write your daughter a heartfelt love letter letting her know that you always want to be close to her, that you always want her in your lives and that everything always reminds you of the precious daughter she is to you.

Seek Professional Help - No matter how smart you are and no matter how much you love your daughter, you probably don't have the experience or the tools to treat her eating disorder. Find a family counselor that is familiar with treating disorders. That counselor may direct you to a doctor who works with a nutritionist. Together they will use their training and their skills to help you to know what to do.  Don't be surprised if your daughter has to go to counseling every day, including weekends. In many cases, there will be group sessions held with other young men and young women who have similar problems. Together with your daughter, you will be given menus that are very important to follow at home. She will be weighed at least once a week and, in many cases, every day. If consistent progress is being made, your daughter will be go to outpatient treatments. However, the time may come when she will need to be at an inpatient clinic, like Center for Change Anorexia treatment centers.

Respect your daughter's wishes regarding her social times with friends. She may want to take a time-out until she feels confident that she is back to eating normally. Even then she will have to go back for reevaluations for at least several months.


7 March 2016