We empower parents to raise kids who are free from body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders.
Don’t sign your child up for WW app Kurbo
On August 13, WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers), announced its new app Kurbo for children ages 8-17. This is problematic on many levels. READ MORE
What to do when a child overeats
The most important thing parents need to know is that there is really no such thing as “overeating.” Except in very rare medical conditions, children eat for good reasons. Most often, children eat to meet a need. READ MORE
Talk to your child about disordered eating
Even though disordered eating is common, it's not benign. One study found that teens who diet or restrict food are at least five times more likely to develop an eating disorder. READ MORE
32 worst things to say to someone with an eating disorder
Eating disorders aren't understood, and most of us have never had a meaningful conversation about eating disorders. READ MORE
Five ways to promote body acceptance in children
Body acceptance is an important way to help children be resilient in the face of tremendous societal pressure to engage in disordered eating, eating disorders, and body hate. READ MORE
Are eating disorders linked to diets?
Eating disorders and diets are closely linked. If you never diet, you are unlikely to ever develop an eating disorder. Dieting is the primary behavioral symptom of most eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, bulimia, and anorexia. READ MORE
What is a maladaptive coping behavior, and what do I do about it?
A maladaptive coping behavior is anything that we utilize to soothe uncomfortable emotional states. To recover, we need new coping skills. READ MORE
When your child gains weight while in recovery from an eating disorder
Recovery requires a loosening of the food restriction that underlies eating disorders. While your child learns to eat intuitively and feed their body what it needs, body weight will very likely fluctuate. 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
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
Emotional repression, the gateway to eating disorders, and how parents can help kids feel their feelings
Our kids are living with levels of high anxiety, and it’s hurting them and is bad for their health. READ MORE
Here's everything (OK, lots of stuff!) you need to know about parenting a child who has food & body issues. The course consists of five emails, sent once per day, every day.
Understanding eating disorders
Feeding your child
Building body image
Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder Quiz
Are you wondering “Does my child have an eating disorder?” Have you noticed that your child is behaving differently around food lately? Maybe you’ve noticed changes in how your child eats. Or maybe you just have a sneaking suspicion that your child is keeping something secret from you. Whatever the case, take this quiz to find out more.
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Dietitians & Professionals Who Can Help
We have created a directory of local non-diet, Health at Every Size (HAES) professionals who work with parents to help them understand body hate, disordered eating and eating disorders.
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.