View Full Version : I think my sister is developing an eating disorder

July 7th, 2013, 04:28 AM
My sister turned 13 this year, and she's become very conscious of her looks, particularly her weight. She's not overweight (in fact she is of a very healthy weight), but she has told me that she is worried that she will become overweight.

My mum and I have also noticed her eating a lot less and skipping meals. Over the past few days, we have had to persuade her to eat. I'm very concerned she may be experiencing the early stages of an eating disorder.

What are your thoughts? Does it sound to you like she may be developing an eating disorder? What can my parents and I do to help her?


July 7th, 2013, 06:54 AM
Maybe you can ask some of her friends to come over and talk about random things. Then bring up something about outside looks and make her friends tell her that she is not overweight. If that doesn't help, she should visit a doctor so the doctor can reassure her that her weight is perfectly normal. :)

July 7th, 2013, 01:45 PM
It sounds like the start of a disorder, and you should try talk to her about it.

July 21st, 2013, 12:10 AM
Encourage her