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Posted June 18, 2008
The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders contains an excellent section devoted to PAMS, or Parent-Assisted Meals and Snacks. I cant tell you how valuable and necessary this information is for a parent implementing the Maudsley approach to an eating disordered child. The author discuss the importance of monitoring and 'forcing' your child to eat, what you should serve, how to deal with food fears, and what to expect. Nothing is sugar-coated, there is actually an example 'Jessie's Story', in the middle of the chapter that provides support and encouragement. They stress the importance of being as loving as possible and give real advice on outlasting the child's resistance and not giving up. This process, sitting with a child, arguing over calories and trying to get them to just eat, can be so frustrating,and the authors help parents provide a united front and find the courage and strength within themselves to bring an end to their kid's ED. Any parent thinking of using the Maudsley method would find this book an invaluable resourceWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.