A heart-felt post from Richmond Moms Blog about eating disorders and body image:
As a 10-year recovered anorexic and bulimic, I fear my children might face the same challenges of self-doubt and perfectionism that plagued my adolescence. I fear that my children’s love for food as fuel for their growing bodies will morph into an untamed hatred for calories that add pounds to their
precious bodies. I fear that their need for control will make them miss out on the joy of youthful spontaneity and wonder. How about you, Mama? Does your history of eating disorders make you worry about your child’s relationship with food? Do you have a daughter, like me? Do you pray and hope she will never know the pain of looking in the mirror and hating her own reflection like we once did?