We empower parents to raise kids who are free from body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders.

Holidays


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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

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Why adult kids don’t come home for the holidays

If you search on Google, you’ll find lots of advice to help adult children avoid coming home for the holidays. You’ll also find pages of advice for tolerating difficult family gatherings and how to get through family gatherings without losing it. Why?  READ MORE

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Family scripts for an eating disorder friendly Thanksgiving

As a food-based event, Thanksgiving puts those of us who have/had eating disorders at risk of exposure to disordered ideas and beliefs. But it doesn’t have to be this way. All of us can introduce our families to new ways of relating to each other in ways that don’t include body and food.  READ MORE

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3 reasons to take the focus off food at Thanksgiving

Whether you’re serving people who have limited food choices, disordered eating or eating disorders, Thanksgiving can quickly become fraught.  READ MORE

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5 activities to reduce the focus on food this Thanksgiving if your child has an eating disorder

If your child has an eating disorder, then Thanksgiving may be the most stressful holiday of the year. The entire holiday is focused on food – to the point at which the main images of the holiday are all food items!  READ MORE

Latest Articles


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Journal prompts to use with a child in eating disorder recovery

Parents can help a child with eating disorder recovery, and these journal prompts that you complete together can help.  READ MORE

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Is social media causing our kids to get more eating disorders?

Our kids are developing eating disorders at higher rates than ever before, and many are asking whether social media is causing the spike.  READ MORE

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When your college student gets an eating disorder

If your college student has an eating disorder it can be disorienting and terrifying. Eating disorders are most often diagnosed between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age. So it's not uncommon to find out about them in college.  READ MORE

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Unlock the best way to parent a difficult child

We can usually make parenting easier for ourselves if we work on how we parent our kids. Learn about how assertive parenting can make parenting easier for parent and child.  READ MORE

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How to handle your child’s food anxiety

Learning how to handle your child's food anxiety before, during, and after mealtimes is essential to recovery. Parents can help children heal from eating disorders by learning to help them tolerate food anxiety.  READ MORE

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Mental health resources for BIPOC & LGBTQ+

In this article, Janette Valenzo shares her eating disorder story and provides mental health resources for BIPOC and LGBTQ+. This article is available in Spanish and English.

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

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Racism and eating disorder diagnosis and treatment

Racism is a problem in the eating disorder community. The media, doctors, and therapists assume that eating disorders look like a thin white teen. But it's not true.  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, 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.