Why doesn't she eat anything? Is she hurting herself on purpose? She probably just wants attention. I heard it all growing up. When I was 16, I was raped by a stranger. As a 16 year old perfectionist, I blamed myself. I had already struggled with body image issues and eating disorder tendencies so when the assault happened, I spiraled.
School is almost here and COVID-19 has changed the atmosphere as we prepare for going back to school. Some schools are opening for face to face instruction, some are going virtual, and some are doing hybrid programs. Parents are making decisions about whether to send their kids into the classroom, some are choosing virtual education, and some are choosing to homeschool. Whatever your situation is, and whatever you choose, I am not here to judge you. We made the choice that was the best for our family and I assume everyone else is doing the same. But, if you are an educator who is finding yourself suddenly in the virtual education world due to COVID-19, you may have lots of questions. I am here to hopefully help.