Finding out that your teen is struggling with an eating disorder can be disheartening. It’s hard to watch someone you love damage their health. While you might think there is a simple solution to end your teen’s struggles, it isn’t always as cut and dry as you might think. Even though you might not be able to force your teen to change, you can help them on the road to recovery by following a few simple tips.
Avoid making comments about their appearance
Your teen is well aware of how they look. If you try to offer a compliment that is centered on their appearance or weight, it will only reinforce their obsession with the way they look and how much they weigh. Talk about things that aren’t related to your teen’s appearance, such as their upcoming basketball game or how a test went in math class.