Eating disorders are rampant today. The common age of struggling children is ages 13-15. There are many factors opening the door for this type of bondage, including social media, peer influence, loss of a parent, and the fear of losing control. Mothers raising fatherless children must be aware of the temptation to fill the void in a variety of ways including an unhealthy relationship with food.
In today’s episode, Dr. Bowden discusses the following:
- How to recognize the signs of a child struggling with an eating disorder
- Conversations you must have with your children
- How a mom can be proactive in helping her child
- Encouragement for one who is battling disordered eating
Michelle Bowden is a follower of Jesus, a pastor’s wife, and a mom of two who works as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and as a pediatrician in Adolescent Clinics at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. There, she leads a multidisciplinary eating disorder clinic to evaluate and treat teenagers with eating disorders including Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake
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