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How to Guard Your Child from Developing Eating Disorders

How to Guard Your Child from Developing Eating Disorders

One day your child was happy and carefree, and the next she or he seems moody, depressed, and has stopped eating.

The reason children develop eating disorders ranges widely. According to Mayo Clinic, it could be that he or she wants to join an activity that requires participants to be lean. For example, cheerleading, gymnastics, ballet, etc. Or it could be due to pressure from his or her peers to be thin. And yes, even children under 12 can begin to feel this pressure. In a Common Sense Media report, it was found that kids as young as five years old are already thinking about ideal body types. Read more…