Amanda Dellinger, Ed.S., M.S., LPC, NCC, CPCS, RPT-S
Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
6095 Pine Mountain Road, Suite 105, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
In today's society we are now seeing more children under the age of twelve developing eating disorders. Eating disorders typically develop during adolescence or early adulthood. However, they can start in childhood, too. It is estimated that 40% of nine year olds have already dieted and we are beginning to see four and five year olds expressing the need to diet. It's a shame that children so young are being robbed of their childhoods. Eating disorders in children and teens cause serious changes in eating habits that can lead to major, even life threatening health problems. Children may also develop eating disorders as a way of dealing with the many emotions that they feel, especially those that a....