Join us for a free web-based conference call and ask a qualified therapist about eating disorder treatment and recovery. If you have a child, partner, or friend who needs assistance with an eating disorder, we'd like to help! Join us and ask questions about: You can ask any type of therapy-based question during this web … Continue reading May 5: ask an eating disorder therapist anything
As a parent, you want your child to grow up happy. You want him or her to make (overall) smart decisions and be successful. You probably also want your child to grow up “healthy.” The pressure to raise healthy kids There is no denying that health and wellness are at the forefront of our minds. … Continue reading How to feed a child who is “overeating” and “addicted to food,” by Alexandra Raymond, RDN
When your child is upset, sad, anxious, depressed, or any other negative feeling, it's perfectly natural to think about food as a way to make them feel better. Who hasn't thought about offering ice cream, a favorite meal, or a visit to Starbucks as a cure for the blues? Most of us have used food … Continue reading A recipe for soothing your child with love instead of food
Parents in our culture all worry about one thing consistently: their kids' food and body. As surprising as it may seem, this worry, which is dramatically increasing every year, is largely unnecessary and often results in poor health - the exact opposite of what we actually want!
We interviewed Kristie Amadio, Certified Eating Disorder Coach and Founder of Recovered Living. Kristie is recovered from an eating disorder and now coaches people who are in recovery and their families. She even lives with families 24-7 as they navigate recovery, making her an excellent resource for what really goes on during recovery and what … Continue reading What I want parents to know about eating disorder recovery, an interview with Kristie Amadio CEDC
Eating disorders are poorly understood, and there are many different perspectives on why they occur and exactly what is involved in their development and recovery. There are many theories pointing towards a combination of genetics, temperament, family, and social predictors. As of right now, all we can say is that these factors seem to combine … Continue reading Can a person fully recover from an eating disorder?
Raising a body-positive kid is a great idea for so many reasons, including lower risk of eating disorders and disordered eating. But perhaps the most important reason for raising a body-positive kid is that it means your child doesn't hate their body. What could possibly be wrong with that? Here are the five tips for … Continue reading How to raise a body-positive kid
We came in for a check-up for my 12-year-old daughter last week. Over the past 12 years, you have spent significant time during our appointments discussing my daughter's weight trajectory. I can remember you telling me several times that her height was at a higher percentage than her weight, which you said was "good." But … Continue reading A letter to the doctor who told me to “watch” my daughter’s weight
There is a troubling trend in the media to pursue a non-mom-bod, pre-baby body. When I Googled "mom bod," I was faced with horrible definitions filled with misogynistic body hate. The presentation is that a mom bod is the result of a woman who has "let herself go." But the truth is that a mom … Continue reading Why it’s time to throw away your pre-baby jeans and embrace your “mom bod”
We often hear about parents who have a child who is diagnosed with an eating disorder and, once they understand the symptoms, realize that they fall within the eating disorder spectrum, too. There are two ways this can go. The first is that you already knew you have an eating disorder, and have either tried … Continue reading When parent and child both have an eating disorder