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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Mamaroo has decided to step down from her moderating role. We would like to thank her so much for her work over the last few months. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
Thank you mamaroo for your contributions to the mod team.
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)
Thank you, Mamaroo, for all of your helpful, kind and supportive comments to parents on ATDT.

Thanks, Mamaroo!  I hope you will stick around the forum although stepping down as a mod.  xx

"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
Thanks Mamaroo from me too for your wise words and kindness to us all. All you Moderators are amazing. I hope you keep posting Funnies. 😃
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair
mamaroo - thanks from me too for all the support
Currently no light; only tunnel 🙁
Mamario, you will be missed, I hope you'll visit from time to time. All the best.
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
I hope you are stepping down to get on with your life and do more fun things out there with your family.  I also hope you don't disappear because you are a valuable contributor.  I have enjoyed getting to know you and value your input!!
I too hope that you will stay here as a very valuable member. Your wisdom is very much appreciated here and I thank you a lot for your work as a moderator.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.