Saturday, August 22, 2009

One of my students.

I have a student who suffers from anorexia. It's so sad to me. What makes me even more sad is the fact that I know what she's going through and I wish I could tell her that I too have been there, but I can't do that because I don't believe it's professional. All I can do is be a good teacher to her and help her if ever she asks me.

In the meantime, I also make sure she's always carrying her water bottle and lunch box with her so she stays hydrated and has food throughout the day. I don't know that she actually eats the snacks though and I don't want to push her.

She is so thin and this illness has affected her to the point that she has lost some of her hair. (not noticeable though). I just want to hug her and tell her that she is wonderful, just for being who she is. I wish I could heal her, but I know it's not that easy. :( It's just so sad because she's only 13 years old....I can only be a good role model to her and support her as needed.

3 comments:

AnnettSSours said...

happy new year............................................................

Lou Lou said...

that must be hard, Good luck helping her, she is lucky t have someone who understands supporting her

Sunny said...

Thank you, Lou Lou. I am happy to report that she is doing better! Of course she has a very long road ahead of her, but she is now eating at school, which is a HUGE step!

Also, she was told if she didn't start gaining weight, she would be pulled out of school...she is now eating, so I'm happy about that. Usually the physical act of eating is the easier part of recovery than the mental things.

I can only be there for her and hope she continues working with her team to get better. :)