So, I thought I had two disparate post ideas for today, but after thinking them over for a while, I’ve realized that, in fact, they’re deeply connected.
As you may or may not know, last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The goal of the week (helmed by the National Eating Disorder Association) is to increase awareness and, along those lines, this year’s theme was “Everyone Knows Someone.”
Think you don’t?
You do. You know me. Read the rest of this entry »
Eating has always been easy for me. I have never had an eating disorder and i have never been overweight. I’m not trying to brag, i just mean that i have never had to consider why i eat, i just eat.
Rachel and i took M to her one year check-up with the doctor. The doctor informed us that M is not gaining enough weight. Rachel and i have been struggling with dinners for M for a month or so now. What we make her for dinner she won’t eat, just a few nibbles. We have recently switched her to real food from jarred baby food and at first she was game, but now not so much.
Any advice? I feel lost regarding this issue, how do i let her be herself while eating but insure that she is eating enough? How do i not give her my tension during dinner? I want her to be free to be herself without me shoving my concerns down her throat, literally.
How do i teach her to eat?