I am new here, but I am looking for feedback regarding a girl in my neighborhood that plays often with my children. I suspect that she has (among other behaviors) an eating disorder. We have had her to our home for meals frequently. She is 10 years old, underweight, skin is sallow with dark circles under her eyes. She is also hyper-active and often has a bottle of soda pop or sweets or some type of chips with her. At meals she drinks copious (4-5 servings) amounts of water, picks at her food and always asks to use our bathroom during or after the meal. But she is always eager to return to have a meal with us. Her home situation is: parents--divorced & her mother has some chronic health issues; a sister (15) who seems well-adjusted and healthy; a brother (12) who is mildly retarded but has violent tendencies that have brought the police to their home. We have banned her from our property for a month due to her chronic lies and tendency to cause discord amongst our & other children. 3 other families in our block have banned her also. She now has a "Big Sister" to meet with weekly. What insights into her behavior does anyone have for us? Should I share my observations with her mother?