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Anorexia in Young People

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You can do something about this threatening development of Anorexia in young people.

You can start with teaching them the difference between eating healthy and dieting. By eating the right kinds of foods in considerable amounts, the body will be healthy and there is no need to go on a restrictive diet. When you give comments about other people’s appearance, watch your words. Do not use insulting words that may hurt the feelings of anyone. When kids hear about how harsh you talk about other people’s looks, they may start to feel conscious of their own.

Keep the communication lines open between you and your children. Teenagers tend to be very sensitive during adolescence and it is important that someone gives them time and attention whenever they need to express their emotions to someone. When you are not around, they may get wrong messages from other people and they end up believing what’s wrong.