Parents

This category is a platform for mums and step mums dads and step dads to meet, discuss and share how they manage complicated and complex family situations. When a family member has an eating disorder the effects of the illness are felt throughout the immediate family every day and by the wider family at family events. Parents and step parents are often central to all of the family interactions; there will be many and differing demands on your time, energy and emotions. There may be other siblings, elderly parents and your partner to understand and support and on top of all of this you may be trying to hold down a job.  

Suggestions for post topics; managing the effect on family life, establishing family expectations, things that you should not do or say, explaining the illness to friends and family, planning for family events that will involve food and large numbers of people, making family holidays work, eating out, creating a safe and supportive environment, establishing kitchen rules, your relationship with your partner, maintaining communication, keeping your job, managing finances understanding prescribed treatment .

Antrim Girl
First post terrified mum

Created by Antrim Girl3 months ago

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Antrim Girl

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by Antrim Girl3 months ago

Honeydog
Anorexia Care

Created by Honeydog3 months ago

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Honeydog

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by Honeydog3 months ago

Helzyb
Feeling lost

Created by Helzyb4 months ago

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Caroline 104

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by Caroline 1044 months ago

Caroline 104
New to the forum

Created by Caroline 1044 months ago

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Caroline 104

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by Caroline 1044 months ago

Ruth
So long for help

Created by Ruth6 months ago

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Ruth

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by Ruth6 months ago

Nix71
First Post worried Mum

Created by Nix717 months ago

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Nix71

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by Nix717 months ago

Sara1
Mum that’s New to this - help

Created by Sara17 months ago

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Sara1

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by Sara17 months ago

Luke
First post

Created by Luke8 months ago

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Luke

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by Luke8 months ago

AnnB
First Post - looking for some advice.

Created by AnnB9 months ago

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AnnB

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by AnnB9 months ago

mumoftwo
Hello

Created by mumoftwoone year ago

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mumoftwo

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by mumoftwoone year ago

Mum28
Worried mum

Created by Mum28one year ago

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Mum28

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by Mum28one year ago

Mumofgrol
Help and advice needed please

Created by Mumofgrolone year ago

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ABC

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by ABCone year ago

GemLiz2020
Desperate Mam of 15 year old

Created by GemLiz2020one year ago

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by GemLiz2020one year ago

GJOR04
15 year old Daughter not getting any psychological help

Created by GJOR04one year ago

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GJOR04

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by GJOR04one year ago

Mum of 4

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by Mum of 4one year ago

Uphillstruggle6
Daughter Anorexic is the care she's getting right?

Created by Uphillstruggle62 years ago

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ABC

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by ABC2 years ago

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by Kirsty_psy2 years ago

HARMONY1
Worried mum

Created by HARMONY12 years ago

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ABC

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by ABC2 years ago

ChrissieB
Very worried mum

Created by ChrissieB2 years ago

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ChrissieB

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by ChrissieB2 years ago

Susan1951
Recovering anorexics

Created by Susan19512 years ago

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ABC

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by ABC2 years ago

Batman1966
Bullemia?

Created by Batman19663 years ago

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Batman1966

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by Batman19662 years ago

ABC
I'm worried about my mum

Created by ABC4 years ago

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Meriam600

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by Meriam6002 years ago

Alison
wider family

Created by Alison4 years ago

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ABC

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by ABC3 years ago

ABC
Woman's hour today 5th July

Created by ABC4 years ago

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by ABC4 years ago

ABC
Mother's Day

Created by ABC4 years ago

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ABC

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by ABC4 years ago

ABC
family get togethers

Created by ABC4 years ago

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by rabbitholes4 years ago

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