Unconditional love, parenting, and eating disorders, by Verena Radlingmayr

Remember that first time you held this precious, tiny little wonder in your arms? Remember the feelings you had? Before you were wondering if you could be a good parent, there was this feeling of love, wonder, and so much love. It flowed freely, unconditionally. Your child didn’t have to do anything to deserve this … Continue reading Unconditional love, parenting, and eating disorders, by Verena Radlingmayr

7 steps to find a great therapist for your child who has a mental health condition

If your child is facing a mental health condition like an eating disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, anxiety or depression, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. And while your child's pediatrician may help you get an initial diagnosis and point you in the direction of therapists and/or treatment programs, it's still up to you, the parent, … Continue reading 7 steps to find a great therapist for your child who has a mental health condition

Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

We held a Q&A webinar with eating disorder therapist John Levitt, Ph.D. on May 5, 2019. Here are some important questions he answered for us. 1. Do you have any advice about FBT for eating disorders? Answer recap: FBT (family therapy) is one of the evidence-based therapies available for eating disorders. It's effective for a … Continue reading Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

Ask Ginny: my daughter is overweight and addicted to food – what should I do?

Dear Ginny, My daughter is almost 10 years old and overweight. I think she is also addicted to food. While I like the ideas on your website, I'm still concerned about her weight and how she eats. We have a great relationship, and I feel like it's time to address this with her directly before … Continue reading Ask Ginny: my daughter is overweight and addicted to food – what should I do?

A mother’s perspective: insights and experience gained in supporting my daughter in her recovery

Eating disorders are not well understood, isolating, frustrating, and painful. And that goes for the person who has it as well as the people who love and support that person. When a child develops an eating disorder, parents can easily become overwhelmed by treatment, fear, and frustration. It can help to hear stories from other … Continue reading A mother’s perspective: insights and experience gained in supporting my daughter in her recovery

Student-athletes at risk of mental distress, disordered eating, and eating disorders

Despite the fact that participating in athletics can and should be protective, for many student-athletes, it is harmful. Many student-athletes struggle with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders at some point during their athletic careers. This is most likely due to a combination of the stress of participating in sports in today's hyper-competitive environment and the … Continue reading Student-athletes at risk of mental distress, disordered eating, and eating disorders

How to feed a child who is “overeating” and “addicted to food,” by Alexandra Raymond, RDN

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