7. Involvement In Aesthetic Sports
Sports are generally a positive, character-building experience for kids. But, take note if your child is involved in what is called aesthetic sports. Aesthetic sports are sports where weight is monitored or emphasized. Things like dance, gymnastics, swimming, cheerleading, and wrestling are considered aesthetic sports.
EatingDisorderHope.com cites that 42% of athletes competing in these sports demonstrated eating disordered behaviors. That does NOT mean that your child will have an eating disorder simply from participating in these activities. It simply means you must be on the lookout for any signs that lead in that direction.