If you are spinning with “back-to-school” overwhelm, I see you.
Navigating our way back to in-person experiences, all at once, all together now, is creating anxiety for everyone-students, parents and guardians, teachers, and administrators alike. Coping with the stresses of returning to school during this prolonged pandemic is tough on everyone’s mental health. Disordered eating and exercise patterns many times develop as ways to cope during times of stress. The times we are living is placing our kiddos at greater risk of developing a disordered relationship with food, eating, exercise, and their bodies. We have evidence of this with the demand for treatment locally, state-wide and nationally far exceeding our resources at both out-patient and in-patient levels.
There are action steps we can take to raise kids with more eating competency and body confidence!