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Last night I think I was the proudest mum in the world. For the past few days my non ED S (14) has been out of sorts. Lots of the usual teenage behaviour, but I knew there was a bit more. Last night he came down and asked if he could tell me what has been wrong. He told me that there is a girl in his class (one of his circle of friends) who has stopped eating at school and says that she doesn’t eat breakfast. He has tried to talk to her and she has told him that she doesn’t like to eat in front of people. He asked whether he should tell her about his sister as he knows how serious it could get very quickly. We talked about this and he also decided to tell his form tutor that he was worried. It just amazed me as to how compassionate and sensitive he is when often it has been hard to tell how he feels. He usually acts like he takes it in his stride. ED might still be trying to destroy our family, but it has given my son the strength and insight to support others.

I just wanted to share some good news for a change!!
You have raised a thoughtful and compassionate boy! X
That is lovely - he is dealing with it so sensitively too.  My son, age 10, asked one of his friends who hadn't eaten her lunch, straight out if she had anorexia!  Think the poor girl was a bit shocked so we had to coach him a but after that!  Your son has it sorted though [smile][smile]
This post brings me hope,that we can teach others to be aware of eating issues be them ED or other. Your son is a champ! You are a great parent! Proud of you both! This warms my soul.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
He is really a great boy and you see that ED is nothing that is your fault because you have raised ALL these children and only one is sick!
The girl that he will get in future will be lucky to have such a compassionate boyfriend!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.