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 .

AnnB
First Post - looking for some advice.

Created by AnnByesterday

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by AnnByesterday

mumoftwo
Hello

Created by mumoftwo2 months ago

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mumoftwo

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by mumoftwo2 months ago

Mum28
Worried mum

Created by Mum284 months ago

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by Mum284 months ago

Mumofgrol
Help and advice needed please

Created by Mumofgrol8 months ago

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ABC

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by ABC7 months ago

GemLiz2020
Desperate Mam of 15 year old

Created by GemLiz20208 months ago

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by GemLiz20208 months ago

GJOR04
15 year old Daughter not getting any psychological help

Created by GJOR048 months ago

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GJOR04

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by GJOR048 months 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 Uphillstruggle6one year ago

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by ABCone year ago

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by Kirsty_psyone year ago

HARMONY1
Worried mum

Created by HARMONY1one year ago

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ABC

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by ABCone year ago

ChrissieB
Very worried mum

Created by ChrissieBone year ago

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by ChrissieBone year ago

Susan1951
Recovering anorexics

Created by Susan1951one year ago

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ABC

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by ABCone year ago

Batman1966
Bullemia?

Created by Batman19662 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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by Meriam6002 years ago

Alison
wider family

Created by Alison3 years ago

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by ABC3 years ago

ABC
Woman's hour today 5th July

Created by ABC3 years ago

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by ABC3 years ago

ABC
Mother's Day

Created by ABC3 years ago

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by ABC3 years ago

ABC
family get togethers

Created by ABC4 years ago

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