Please eat...: A mother's struggle to free her teenage son

Please eat...: A mother's struggle to free her teenage son from anorexia Bright, popular and a star on the rugby pitch,year old Ben had everything he could want But then food loving Ben began to systematically starve himself At the same time his urge to exercise became extreme In a matter of months Ben lost one quarter of his bodyweight as he plunged into anorexia nervosa, an illness that threatened to destroy him Please eat A mother s struggle to free her teenage son from anorexia is his mother s heart breaking yet inspirational account of how she watched helplessly as her son transformed into someone she didn t recognise, physically and mentally It also describes how, with the help of his parents and therapist, and through his own determination, Ben slowly began to recover and re build his life [KINDLE] ❄ 101 ❦ Amrita Jhaveri – Lavons.co.uk popular and a star on the rugby pitch,year old Ben had everything he could want But then food loving Ben began to systematically starve himself At the same time his urge to exercise became extreme In a matter of months Ben lost one quarter of his bodyweight as he plunged into anorexia nervosa ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Damn the School System--Full Speed Ahead! ✎ Author Vearl G McBride – Lavons.co.uk an illness that threatened to destroy him Please eat A mother s struggle to free her teenage son from anorexia is his mother s heart breaking yet inspirational account of how she watched helplessly as her son transformed into someone she didn t recognise [Read] ➵ Impressionist Quartet Author Jeffrey Meyers – Lavons.co.uk physically and mentally It also describes how ❴PDF❵ ❤ Does Anyone Like Mondays? 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Hart – Lavons.co.uk with the help of his parents and therapist ➹ [Read] ➵ Primal Hunger (Guardians By Valerie Twombly ➼ – Lavons.co.uk and through his own determination ❰Read❯ ➵ No Nudity, Weapons or Naked Flames Author Donna Abela – Lavons.co.uk Ben slowly began to recover and re build his life A lot of what Bev describes is all too familiar I had anorexia for many years that started when I was 13 or 14 and I relate to how Bev describes Ben and his interactions with her It was enlightening to read what my parents might have been feeling all those years and I can start to accept some of the things they did that I couldn t accept in the past like sneaking extra food into my meals and the look they give you etc Battling anorexia is a winding path and just when you think you ve reac A lot of what Bev describes is all too familiar I had anorexia for many years that started when I was 13 or 14 and I relate to how Bev describes Ben and his interactions with her It was enlightening to read what my parents might have been feeling all those years and I can start to accept some of the things they did that I couldn t accept in the past like sneaking extra food into my meals and the look they give you etc Battling anorexia is a winding path and just when you think you ve reached the end of it, it keeps on going This is a good thing and a bad thing You have to trust that you will find the light again and Bev has done a great job at showing that there is light at the end of the road, butimportantly there is light along the road as well, no matter long the road is This is an honest and insightful account of how Bev Mattocks supported her son Ben as he journeyed through the hell of anorexia and out into the light Her story is typical of many parents experience with the illness She hunted high and low for information and support, she battled the shamefully inadequate health system, she attended to her son s schooling and social life, dealt with enormous tensions at home, and made some heart warming friends along the way This is also very much Ben s stor This is an honest and insightful account of how Bev Mattocks supported her son Ben as he journeyed through the hell of anorexia and out into the light Her story is typical of many parents experience with the illness She hunted high and low for information and support, she battled the shamefully inadequate health system, she attended to her son s schooling and social life, dealt with enormous tensions at home, and made some heart warming friends along the way This is also very much Ben s story from the opening scene where we find him in hospital hooked up to a heart monitor, we re rooting for him to come out winning and we celebrate every step towards his recovery.There are several things that make this book different from others First, Bev is totally transparent about her emotions If your own child is suffering from an eating disorder, you will easily relate to the exhaustion, fear and grief that frequently overwhelmed her, as well as to her determination and staying power At times we get a glimpse of the strain on Bev s husband as well.But this isn t a story of despair Bev kept moving on, searching for solutions, working through obstacles, and placing herself firmly by her son s side And here lies another precious aspect of this book because Ben is totally on board with his story being told truthfully, every now and again we get his version of terrible events This gives us a rare insight into what might be going on in the mind of someone in the grips of anorexia.Ben began making progress when he and his parents worked as a team, and when the health professionals started to support their joint efforts This is hardly a surprise, given the studies showing the success of Family Based Treatment as documented by Lock and Le Grange For many children, effective treatment involves parents taking over everything related to food and exercise, but this was not an option for Bev if you re in the same situation, you will learn much from her slow but steady success with a collaborative, softly softly approach based on joint agreements and rewards.This book takes you on an emotional journey, taking you through the everyday reality of dealing with anorexia If you re a health professional, read it to understand what parents are struggling with at home You will learn things that parents might not dare tell you in your consulting room Bev and I have met through the anorexia parent s online forum Around the Dinner Table , where most parents have similar stories If your friends or relatives think that anorexia is simply a refusal to eat, get them to read Ben s story And if you believe anorexia is a girl thing, this book will sweep away your misconceptions.Forinformation and support for parents, check out my website and other book reviews.Eva Musby www.evamusby.co.uk A seemingly familiar journey well expressed and written by the author An important story of a mother and her son as they struggle through the up s and downs, the never in a straight line recovery trajectory from anorexia Bev Mattocks and her son have so lovingly shared what is so commonly experienced by so many parents of children diagnosed with anorexia I really could not put this down from the first sentence the path was just all too familiar This book provides great insight into the wor A seemingly familiar journey well expressed and written by the author An important story of a mother and her son as they struggle through the up s and downs, the never in a straight line recovery trajectory from anorexia Bev Mattocks and her son have so lovingly shared what is so commonly experienced by so many parents of children diagnosed with anorexia I really could not put this down from the first sentence the path was just all too familiar This book provides great insight into the world of how boy s also suffer from what is often perceived to be a female illness only Thank you Bev and Ben A must read for any parent of a son or daughter embarking on the path to recovery from an eating disorder A well written , honest account of what it s REALLY like to live with someone who suffers from anorexia.The ups and downs, the darkness of the demon.This could be about a male or female sufferer, young or old.Initially hard to read, painful and familiar, as the book progresses it begins to offer much needed hope.References to resources are being made as well.I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who comes in contact with eating disorder patients, but especially the carers, as it will of A well written , honest account of what it s REALLY like to live with someone who suffers from anorexia.The ups and downs, the darkness of the demon.This could be about a male or female sufferer, young or old.Initially hard to read, painful and familiar, as the book progresses it begins to offer much needed hope.References to resources are being made as well.I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who comes in contact with eating disorder patients, but especially the carers, as it will offer light during the dark times

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