We empower parents to raise kids who are free from body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders.
Negotiating with your child who has an eating disorder
When your child has an eating disorder, the negotiations often seem bizarre and infuriating. Most of the time, parents just want their child to eat. It just doesn't seem like something that needs to be negotiated. READ MORE
How to raise a child with better body image
Our culture is drenched in diet talk and negative body talk. And kids are learning about weight loss at much younger ages. Mass media and social media expose kids to diet talk early and often. READ MORE
Opt out of school weight programs: don’t weigh my child at school
Our schools are weighing kids, but you usually have the option to opt out of school weight programs. It’s worth considering regardless of your child’s individual weight status. READ MORE
Free “Don’t Talk About My Child’s Weight” cards
Did you know that you can ask your child's doctor not to discuss weight in front of your child? And there's good reason to do this ... it's both healthier and safer to avoid weight stigma at the doctor's office. READ MORE
What to do instead of putting your child on a diet
Whatever your reason for considering intentional weight loss for your child, please STOP. Here are the facts you need to know before you even consider putting your child on a diet, and what you should do instead. READ MORE
A mom’s story: An eating disorder? No, not my child!
An excerpt from the book By Their Side: A Resource for Caretakers and Loved Ones Facing an Eating Disorder. The book is filled with personal anecdotes and helpful advice for parents who are facing a child’s eating disorder diagnosis and recovery. READ MORE
Free “Don’t Weigh Me” Cards
It's very stressful that every time we go to the doctor, we get weighed. This stress is part of the health damage caused by weight stigma. These cards provide support and empowerment for people and parents who would like to say "no" when they (or their child) are asked to step on the scale. READ MORE
Free eBook: You’re Fine! Body Image for Girls
Body hate is on the rise among all age groups. It's reached terrible proportions among our daughters. This free eBook is written by a 13-year-old to help girls accept and respect their bodies. READ MORE
Free Mini-Course: How to Parent a Child who is Free From Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Body Hate
This course consists of five emails. READ MORE
Quiz: Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?
Are you wondering “Does my child have an eating disorder?” Have you noticed that your child is behaving differently around food lately? Take this quiz to find out more. READ MORE
Professional Directory: Therapists, Dietitians, & More
Books: A List of Books to Help Parents
Parenting is one of the most important things we can do, and yet most of us don't get parent education. There's a lot to learn to help our kids avoid body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Here are some books to help. READ MORE
10 cognitive distortions that support eating disorders
People who have eating disorders often exhibit 10 common cognitive distortions that are well known in psychology. In fact, many therapists begin with an assessment of these 10 cognitive distortions. READ MORE
When your adult child has an eating disorder
It is never a good time to discover that your child has an eating disorder. But parents can feel a special type of despair, anger and worry when they learn that their adult child has an eating disorder. READ MORE
Getting a dog for your child who has an eating disorder
Getting a dog for your child who has an eating disorder can be a great way to help them heal. Dogs provide unconditional love and affection. This can help your child during the healing process. READ MORE
Weight stigma and your child: what you need to know to help your child who is living in a larger body
Are you worried about your “fat” kid? You should be, but not because of their adipose tissue. READ MORE
Are you fat shaming your kids? You’ve got to stop!
We must acknowledge that fat shaming is pervasive throughout our society. Almost everyone has probably fat-shamed and/or been fat-shamed at some point in their lives. People seem to feel compelled to warn other people about the dangers of being fat. READ MORE
Four reasons we purge: what parents need to know
We are putting this information forward to help parents better understand that purging behavior is often not as “abhorrent” or “disgusting” as it may seem. READ MORE
More-Love.org is an online resource that empowers parents to raise kids who are free from body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders. We educate parents about weight, food, and mental health and seek to reduce the fear and shame parents feel when their child has a problem with body hate, disordered eating, or an eating disorder. We believe full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and we support a Health at Every Size approach.