Parental criticism is strongly correlated with numerous psychological disorders, including eating disorders. We must learn to stop criticizing our children

You can complain, but you can’t criticize if you want your child to heal from an eating disorder

Do you find your child lacking in certain areas? Do you roll your eyes when you talk to others about your child? Do you say "what is wrong with you?" when your child does something wrong? If so, it is likely that you are providing your child with "parental criticism," an extremely dangerous behavioral habit … Continue reading You can complain, but you can’t criticize if you want your child to heal from an eating disorder

Rosewood Center for Eating Disorders in Santa Monica, California provides outpatient care for adolescents/teenagers/teens who have eating disorders

What happens when you send your teenager to an outpatient treatment center for an eating disorder (Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Santa Monica)

There are many options for treating an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and associated disorders. Which treatment plan you choose for your child depends mostly on your child's individual situation and your family situation. Not every child will need to attend a treatment center. If you determine that attending a treatment center … Continue reading What happens when you send your teenager to an outpatient treatment center for an eating disorder (Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Santa Monica)

body image and eating disorders ted talk with dr. lindsay kite of beauty redefined

We suffer when we believe we are bodies first and people second – watch this awesome TED Talk by Dr. Lindsay Kite

Our children who have eating disorders need to separate their souls from their bodies. This is extremely difficult, because they are surrounded by loud messages stating that their bodies drive who they are as people. We must educate our children about the media agenda that objectifies our bodies and turns them into the single most … Continue reading We suffer when we believe we are bodies first and people second – watch this awesome TED Talk by Dr. Lindsay Kite

the whole 30 diet is not safe for people who have eating disorders

Is the Whole30 diet safe for people who have/had eating disorders?

In a word: No. Whole30 and all diets are extremely unsafe for those of us who have/had an eating disorder. Sure, Whole30 positions itself not as a diet but a "lifestyle program," but make no doubt about it: Whole30 is a restrictive diet. Any program that restricts entire food groups in exchange for "goodness" or … Continue reading Is the Whole30 diet safe for people who have/had eating disorders?

woman wearing a cape and doing it all to help her family deal with an eating disorder

Does it feel like you’re the only one who is really trying to make things better for your family? You need to read this

If you are laboring tirelessly for the good of your family, and you feel as if nobody else is pulling their weight, you are probably right. What you sense is real and true. But it's not for the reason you think it is. We have all been there. We have all worked hard for the … Continue reading Does it feel like you’re the only one who is really trying to make things better for your family? You need to read this

mother feels like she has to do all the work and is yelling at her kids

Stop the screaming! How to have difficult conversations with your child who has an eating disorder without yelling or stonewalling

When a child has an eating disorder, parents focus on healing her*. But an unfortunate side effect is that parents then feel they are constantly walking on eggshells. They become afraid of triggering eating disorder behaviors and being blamed for the eating disorder. This results in an unfortunate doom loop in which parents alternate between … Continue reading Stop the screaming! How to have difficult conversations with your child who has an eating disorder without yelling or stonewalling