Our expert says:
It sounds as if she is entering puberty and as a result has become body conscious. This is not unusual, but it does need to be monitored as eating disorders develop from a belief that one is fat or overweight.
Overall, it sounds as if she needs support and reassurance. Her parents being separated can be a source of anxiety for her and there needs to be a joint response from everyone involved as she has to negotiate her way in two families.
If it is possible I would recommend that everyone involved in parenting her get together to discuss the way forward. She is just ntering adolescence and there are more challenging times ahead. She will benefit most from a very consistent approach from everyone.
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