This book will bring to you an earnest account of a family who isn’t sure whether or not their teenage daughter’s frequent diets are “normal” effort to stay healthy or something more serious. Just a Little Too Thin by Michael Strober and Meg Schneider is not a book about Eating Disorders. Instead, it is like a guide for parents trying to gauge when certain behaviors among their kids start to become less about food or health, and more about deeper rooted emotional concerns – because these, if left undetected early on, can turn into serious disorders.
If you are a parent and want to learn more about how to be that first line of defense for your child in this age of widespread body dissatisfaction and low self esteem, we would definitely recommend giving this book a try. Even though the book talks mostly about Anorexia Nervosa among young girls, it is an expert’s guide to early detection of any eating disorder and among boys as well! Let us know what you think!