F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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with_a_mother_heart
Hello everyone, i did a research in this forum, but did not find much results. Are here parents from France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark....just curious!
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melstevUK
Hi with_a_mother_heart,

Welcome to the forum.  We have had parents from France and Germany, and other European countries, including Scandinavia, and some British parents who are based in Europe.  Our health systems in every country are different, but parents and carers are welcome from any country if they need support from other forum members while looking after a loved one with an eating disorder.

These are such horrendous illnesses to live with so at least everyone here, whatever their nationality or language, understands what we are going through.  Treatment is varied in effectiveness - but everyone here understands the effort required to support a child or loved one through to recovery. 

Hope this helps.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt.
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deenl
Hi mother with a heart, I'm in The Netherlands
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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momon
Hi deenl

I see you have just registered and posted under another person's thread that your son was  in patient, did not do well and you have brought him  home to do maudsley. If you would like to get support please think of starting your own post so people see what your situation is. There are others on here who have different experiences that surely can help. Trusttheprocess refed a boy starting at about the same age as yours, and there are several on here who did Maudsley entirely at home without a supervising therapist. Mamabear is one.  We did it at home entirely beginning at age 10 but had a supervising therapist.  But it can be done even without!! And many will attest they did it successfully at home after inpatient treatment done poorly didn't work.

So glad you are getting started. So glad you found this forum. There is lots of good parent info in the FAQ and resource section.
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Sotired
Hi deenl,
To start your own thread so that we can give you support that is for you in your situation go to the main page.up the very top of the latest topics menu there is a box that says New Topic.press this to start your own thread with its own title.sorry that you had to be here but here is the place to be to get advice and support.
Kind regards,
Sotired42
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deenl
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. The situation sure sucks but I'm a 'stuff happens and how do we deal with it' sort of person. I'm getting enough support and ideas just reading through posts for now. When I have specific needs/questions/rants etc I will be sure to post a thread! Thanks again,
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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