Sunday, February 06, 2005

Who's the expert here?

"In the real world, you have to choose a provider from your insurer's list, your child's coaches just want their star player to keep playing, your husband wants the kid to 'snap out of it,' your other kids are starting to act funny too, the therapists you consult don't tell you anything, and your anorexic is laughing at you." So writes Laura Collins in "Eating with Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatment and Yours Can Too," and even if you've never dealt with an eating-disordered child, the experience of watching professionals completely bungle your child's treatment may be all too familiar. Read an excerpt from the book in Mothers with Attitude's Contributor's Corner, and relate.

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