Food not only nourishes the body but soothes and satiates as well–which is a big reason why our relationship with food can get really complicated. Anorexia and bulimia may be the most commonly talked about eating disorders but binge eating (not to be confused with occasional overeating) is actually the most common eating disorder in the United States. It impacts up to an estimated 5 percent of the population, 40 percent of which are men–a surprising fact considering other forms of eating disorders are typically twice as common in women.
So you've watched your child transform from a fragile and adorable baby, into a mobile and inquisitive toddler, then into a verbal and playful child, and again into an increasingly independent and somewhat awkward tween. And I bet it all went way too fast! During every step you probably wished this whole growing up thing would just slow down.
But now your child has arrived at what might be one of the most difficult stages in their life. Yes, that’s right, your child is now… a teenager. It is likely that you have suddenly gone from wishing time would stop to counting the minutes until he is 18 and able to move out!
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On this course, you and your teen will frequently negotiate confusing emotional detours and dead ends. While on this path, one of the most difficult obstacles you could face is finding out that your teen is cutting or self-harming.