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It makes sense that as a parent, you’d be concerned about this. People who have reason to pay special attention to their diet are at an elevated risk of developing an eating disorder.
Normalizing the things you need to do to manage the illness is a key strategy for success.
Be clear, and transparent, and help your child see this is just something they have to do to manage their health.
Keep a watchful eye, as you likely would anyway. If the child seems to be struggling, or you see them create food rules that don’t “fit” their illness, it’s time to ask questions or seek assistance.
It can be challenging, but it’s important to remember that you’re doing great. No one is going to get it right all the time. Often there is no such thing as “the right thing”. Keep up the great work!