As a parent of little ones, I know so much time and energy goes into trying to nurture, teach, and protect our kids. This world is overwhelming, overstimulating, and frightening in many ways. With it being ED Awareness week, I have been doing some reflecting on the complexities of these illnesses. Prevention is so important and as parents we are often trying to put out fires before they start. While humbly knowing we cannot control everything that happens to our kids, how do we at the same time try our best to provide an environment that is supportive of eating disorder prevention? Here are some thoughts and experiences based on my own observations and what we know through research.
This year, I’ll be posting some great books to read with children about body acceptance, emotions, relational skills, and mental health etc !
Keay BJSM 2017