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bewell

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Hi. I accidentally found this YouTube channel when searching google how to help my daughter to stop body checking. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCxWY-0as5iyX36Uy7gPLyBg Then started watching more of her videos and realized that everything she is saying is so true and might be helpful. This channel belongs to a girl who recovered from her ED. She even wrote a book on it. I am thinking to have my daughter watch these videos a couple of times a week with me as part of her therapy. It might not do much, but I am hoping that it can help bring her mind more into recovery mode. I think this YouTube channel might be good for someone who is weight restored, especially older adolescents. If you guys have time, check it out and let me know what you think. If you can't use the link her YouTube channel is called Follow the Intuition
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Hi Bewell, For a long time, I thought I could find good materials for my d to read or watch, but in the end I decided that they all were prone to give her ideas she might not have thought of yet.  Same with this one ... to someone in a bad frame of mind it might 'read" like a how-to manual. 

Just my opinion. xx

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We found it easier not to share anything with our son. For the sames reasons as Torie.

To be honest, it's difficult to know how much or how little to say / show, etc to our children which is why I try to be a bit vague on my blog when talking about certain things in case they trigger someone or give them ideas. I also know that, should they wish, young people can access all this information on the Net. It is 'out there' and the only way we can stop them 'getting new ideas' - good or bad - is to pull the plug on their internet connection.

Yes it is tricky knowing whether or not something might do your child some good and prompt them to make changes but I always err on the side of keeping quiet just in case it doesn't...

Hope this makes sense.

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I also wanted to give my d some info. Turns out it only fed her OCD/AN. That desire to give info relies on the idea that the sufferer can learn something, be rational, develop motivation or relief. Unfortunately the ED is stronger than all of that for a long time. Better to practice with the sufferer techniques of distraction--that will be more relieving than info.
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Totally agree!!  I thought it would help my daughter to read books about eating disorders and all it did was feed the Ed.  Now that she is in recovery, she has no interest.
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