Empowering parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders.

6 tips to handle holidays with an eating disorder

The holidays are typically a stressful time, and it can be even harder to handle with an eating disorder. It could seem like a total disaster, or you could look at this as an opportunity to do things differently.   READ MORE

Why I think eating disorder treatment often doesn’t work

Why I think eating disorder treatment often doesn’t work

Many parents who have a child with an eating disorder face years of treatment that doesn’t seem to work. It’s frustrating to try so hard and spend so much money and energy working against an eating disorder that won’t budge. So what’s missing? Why is this so common?  READ MORE

How to use emotional regulation to help your child who has an eating disorder

How emotional regulation can help with an eating disorder (and what you can do)

Emotional dysregulation and disengagement are often at the heart of eating disorders. This is why emotional regulation is key to lasting recovery.  Find out how you can help your child.  READ MORE

A letter to family about your child's anorexia (what to say/what not to say)

A letter to family about your child's anorexia (what to say/what not to say)

When you have a child with anorexia, it may be necessary to teach family members about the eating disorder and explain what to say and what not to say, and a letter can work well for this. READ MORE

How to talk about food and body issues with your child

How to talk about food and body issues with your child

It can seem as if any talk about food and body issues is loaded. So what is the solution? How can we talk to a child who is struggling with food and body issues? The answer is active listening, a well-known communication technique used around the world to connect people..  READ MORE

Why power struggles over clothes aren't worth it

You're wearing that?! How to avoid power struggles over clothes

Getting dressed should not be a battleground, and most of the time you don't need to get into power struggles about clothes. Power struggles over clothes can result in side effects for our kids, including low self-worth and greater chance of mental health issues including eating disorders.   READ MORE

How to talk about your child's eating disorder

How to talk about your child’s eating disorder

When your child has an eating disorder you need to talk about it. I know it can be hard to do this. Most of us are afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing. But it’s important to know that almost anything is better than not talking about it.  READ MORE

Holiday Help


Why adult kids don't come home for the holidays

Why adult kids don’t come home for the holidays

While we would all like our kids to enjoy coming home, many parents notice that their adult kids are joining them for holidays less frequently. Or that they seem stressed and unhappy during holiday gatherings.  READ MORE

How to make Thanksgiving eating disorder safe

How to make Thanksgiving eating disorder safe

Thanksgiving and other holidays can be very stressful for people who have eating disorders. Here are some tips to help make your Thanksgiving eating disorder safe.  READ MORE

eating disorder friendly Thanksgiving

Family scripts for an eating disorder friendly Thanksgiving

Are you heading into Thanksgiving with a child who has an eating disorder? Food-based holidays can be especially challenging for people in eating disorder recovery. It can really help to plan ahead for success.   READ MORE

Resources


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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

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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

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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

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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

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Professional Directory: Therapists, Dietitians, & More

We have created a directory of non-diet professionals who work with parents to help them understand body hate, disordered eating and eating disorders.  READ MORE

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Free Mini-Course: Parent a Child who is Free From Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Body Hate

This course consists of five emails. READ MORE

Featured Articles


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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

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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

Data in support of the non-diet approach to health

Data in support of the non-diet approach to health

Despite what every magazine, influencer, newspaper and even your doctor says, the data we have available is in support of a non-diet approach to health. This is surprising and even shocking to many people, but here are the facts.  READ MORE

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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

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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

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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

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About Us


More-Love.org is an online resource that empowers parents to raise kids who are free from body hate 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.