From Elizabeth, Child's Age 5 - 06/19/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
How do you explain to a five year old that you are suffering from compulsive overeating? I do and I'm a single mother of a five year old girl. My daughter is also overweight and I just don't know what to tell her, why I'm eating so much!
Reply from Stephanie, Child's Age 5 - 10/31/12  - IP#:
I am a compulsive eater and I can see it in my daughter. It terrifies me for her. I make a effort everydsy to make sure she is eating good, whole food. When I feel like I have to eat compulsively I try to do it in private. I know that is somewhat sick, but the thought of my daughter suffering from this as well makes me sad. I usually wait till she goes to bed because I don't want her to see it or be around junk!