5 Things I Need My Son To Know About My Eating Disorder

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  1. Kim Hesgard says:

    Beautiful story of healing! Thank you for sharing this.

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Thank you Kim! This one has been on my heart for a while. And those ones are always those most liberating to write 🙂

  2. I loved this post! I struggled with anorexia during my teen years and have put a lot of thought into trying to make sure my daughter’s don’t fall into this trap. I never stopped to consider that we should be instructing our sons as well.
    Thank you Eryn!

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Thank you Heather! I was always nervous about, if we had a girl, how to protect her from my previous struggles. I assumed I got “off the hook” with all boys (although studies show boys are increasingly struggling with eating disorders as well). But it is such an important topic to teach both boys and girls about. Thank you for commenting!

  3. Emily says:

    Such an important topic! It’s wise of you to use this as a teaching moment and include your son in the conversation. He will be a great friend, girl friend, spouse, etc…when he has this knowledge and understanding.

  4. Thank you for sharing. I think this advice can apply to many situations and your son will grow up to be an awesome young man.

  5. Lauren says:

    Thank you for being so candid and sharing your experience. I love this, especially #4.

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