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What are the signs my child may have an unhealthy relationship with food?

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What are the signs my child may have an unhealthy relationship with food?

There's many different warning signs for parents to look for when thinking about eating disorders and "does my child need help?" The thing that comes to mind the most frequently is that if an adolescent tends to avoid and they start to avoid mealtime and activities that have to do with food or they are really hyper-focused on weight, shape and size, and they are talking about weight, shape and size a lot. They're talking about appearance. They're talking about social media that has to do with those things. Those are main indicators. Another indicator I always tell parents to watch out for is if they see kiddos eat a meal and then they're running to the bathroom right afterwards or they are starting to really hole up after a meal because that could be an indicator of purging behavior or some sort of compensatory behavior.

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