Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Child Eating Disorders

Child eating disorders are on the rise, and there is no evidence that the higher profile and awareness of issues such as anorexia and bulimia are doing anything to combat the problem.

As parents, we need to proactively build our children's self esteem and help them develop a positive body image.

Encourage children to find things to like about themselves, and also to notice that the people they admire and love are not necessarily physically perfect. Our human differences and imperfections should be celebrated, not hidden shamefully.

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