Our journey with anorexia : how we overcame it and how you can too
Part of the Wordcatcher Real Life Stories and Biographies series
Our daughter developed anorexia under our noses and without us noticing.
This took us to a scary place where we had to seek out ways in which we could help.
My real wish is that you have no reason to consider buying this book.
However, as you are here, I promise you that the ideas in here will help.
If you are the parent of a child with anorexia I wrote this for you.
When I was in your shoes I felt very scared, alone and bewildered.
I was terrified of losing our precious daughter, either to death or, possibly worse, a lifetime of this horrible illness. This is our journey and I'll explain in detail the process we used to support Katharine's recovery.
This book will give you hope and practical strategies to cope with the situation you are in and the feelings you are experiencing.
It is intended to give you the courage and ideas to be part of your child's recovery. Throughout, Katharine explains what it was like for her and her take on the situation we found ourselves in. There are other books about anorexia, but the ones I read at the time written by professionals didn't give me a sense of knowing what we were going through.
My aim is to hold your hand and give you a safe space and something to do so you can play your part.
More than anything else I want to help you find your son or daughter and bring them back.