Parenting is both fun and trying as each child comes wired with their own temperament and no two children are the same.
Each baby has a certain level of needs that if met will enable him to reach his fullest potential. Some children are more demanding, others do not demand so much.
With so much knowledge it is only fair to expect somebody to have come up with a surefire way of raising children.
But alas there is none, especially when you have to deal with signs like tantrums and terrible twos of your baby during Anorexia.
What is Anorexia?
Anorexia is the medical terminology for ‘loss of appetite’.
This is completely different from the medical condition Anorexia Nervosa and the latter is an eating disorder and is a more serious health concern.
Anorexia Nervosa can be noticed mainly in adolescent girls who are too attracted to the perception of self-starvation just for the sake of not getting ‘fat’.
So it can be cured by making the kids understand that style and being cool is never about starving. Every year the number of adolescents dying due to eating disorders is quite high.
How can you identify it?
The symptoms are very simple to register. The kid starts restricting their food intake all of a sudden.
This can happen gradually also. The kids even start being lethargic about food consumption.
Sometimes they vomit as soon as they finish their food; they stuff their mouth with the food given and refuse to swallow.
This might look like tantrums or terrible twos; however, it’s a serious concern for the kid’s health.
How to control the problem?
Anorexia is not only caused by physical factors but mental as well. The disorder is mainly caused due to mental disorders and over-influenced of certain social myths.
But the consequences are evident in the kid’s health.
Such an eating disorder might happen from the child’s experience or trauma from where some kind of negative feeling was triggered.
The child might also be obsessed with celebrity images, models in fashion magazines, etc which may be a cause of their tantrums in many cases.
This kind of disorder needs to be addressed immediately. The actual reason should be traced and handled gently with love and care.
It is recommended to consult a psychotherapist who can provide proper counseling to the child.
Gradually the kid’s health can be stabilized once the cause is figured out. Vitamin D supplements can be a good option for recovery.
It increases the Serotonin level. This will cure the depression, anxiety, or other emotional issues that the kid is facing.
However, the stand taken by a doctor would be the best remedy. So it’s always better to get the child diagnosed as soon as possible.
The Final Thoughts
For most parents, saying no to their baby’s demands seems cruel, however, unless you are willing to bring up a monster you have to put your foot down when it is necessary.
Parenting does not always involve springing into action whenever your child cries or focusing exclusively on the baby’s needs.
Good parents understand that they must strike a balance between meeting their child’s needs and taking care of the other aspects of their lives.