Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This scares me

This woman is overcompensating for her own deprivation by letting her daughter eat anything. I'm scared the girl is going to look in the mirror and think she's chubby some day. How is she going to cope with that?

Not to totally shame her. I'm not sure what the right thing to do is. Has she tried getting real help? There's so much about this story that's disturbing.

Simple agreeing to do the article is probably a cry for help - maybe she's on the right path?


  1. I think in her own emotionally crippled way, she's trying to do better for her daughter than she does for herself. There's nothing wrong with enjoying any particular food as long as you're not doing it for the wrong reasons (like eating to numb feelings). The thing that makes me shudder most is the outfit sharing.

    The daughter will most assuredly have a difficult time ahead developing a healthy relationship with food, but I think she has a better chance than if her mother were shaming her for eating & enjoying it, being the wrong size, being the bigger one, etc.

  2. Agree w Tempest. The mom is aware she's not ok & is trying to keep her daughter from going down the same path. Even told her daughter "I am sick" & is getting doctor visits. The daughter will probably still have some issues but the mom does seem to be trying. Daughter could probably use her own therapist as she gets older.

    Offtpoic- you have ads on your blog. How's that work for you? Is it hard? Does blogger monitor your content? I saw the "make money from your blog" ad that blogger does and I'm poor enough that a mere $5 a month would help. But I'm afraid if blogger saw my content they'd edit it or delete it.
    How are you doing it?

  3. That is beyond disturbing. At least the mom is telling her daughter that she is sick, and doesn't want her daughter to go down the wrong path. What bothers me the most is that she takes pride in wearing her daughter's clothing. As much as mom is trying to protect her daughter from EDs, she is making her vulnerable to EDs as she gets older and develops normally and begins to look different from her mother... But I agree, at least the mom is trying.