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Monday, August 8, 2011

The scary trend of tweens with anorexia

By Margaret Renkl, Parenting

(Parenting) -- In March 2006, when Michele Walker's 10-year-old daughter decided to quit gymnastics, the Chattanooga mom was almost relieved.  A talented gymnast, Shae had been moving steadily up the ranks of competition since she was 4 years old, but the effort was grueling: By fourth grade, she was practicing 14 to 16 hours a week, she nursed frequent injuries, and her ankles and knees constantly hurt.
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With statistics revealing the startling increase in children/teens who are developing "disordered eating" patterns, what are signs that parents can be aware of in their own children or teens?

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