Kissing ED's ...elbow

A really great conversation going on at Around The Dinner Table forum: D was told by peers she isn't skinny.

It points to something that isn't obvious to parents until we are well down the rabbit-hole: that as cruel as other children can be it is really more about how cruel a patient's mind is when ill. As you read that thread, don't stop before you get to the explanation of how the patient (her ED) got the other child to say this.

Parents get into this with their ill kids all the time, mistaking these expressions of anxiety for answerable questions. There is no more chance of appeasing these questions than there is of kissing your elbow. And you look about as dignified and authoritative when you try!


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