How can parents help?
Many parents report that children and young adults who are driven to perform well in school also put a lot of pressure on themselves to be “perfect.” It is important to let the children know that they did their best whenever they make mistakes and there will be another opportunity in the future.
Targeted prevention is a form of intervention geared at people with high levels of body dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and who are showing signs of an eating disorder. This type of proper education and therapy from eating disorder professionals, for the parent and the loved one, might help interrupt the onset of the disorder.
- Unexpected changes in activities
- Regular stomach aches or headaches
- Hard time focusing on school work
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Stress to look like women in media
- Constant talk of being “fat”
- Body hatred
- Lack of satisfaction
- More time spent alone or in the bathroom
- Excessive counting of calories, carbs or fats
- Not eating with the family
- Staying away from events with food
- No longer going to events they once enjoyed
- Reporting a desire for a change to enhance their body
- Hiding food
- Excessive worry
- Baggy or tight clothing
- Swollen cheeks
Let our experts help you understand what benefits may be available to help you access The Meadows program. Patients are responsible for cost of services, however we have amazing results helping patients access enefits.