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How compassion can help your child in eating disorder recovery

Are you looking for ways to help your child recover from an eating disorder? If so, learning compassion is a great way to support eating disorder recovery. Compassion for your child or loved one, and compassion for yourself will go a long way to helping everyone during the recovery process. 1. Giving compassion to your child in eating disorder recovery …

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Five Ways to Promote Body Acceptance in Children

by Jillian Lampert, Ph.D. Over 30 million individuals in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. So it’s important to understand ways to combat disordered eating and promote body acceptance in children. For parents who are hoping to teach body appreciation and food acceptance, it’s important to understand eating disorders and to foster a household of gratitude. Promoting body …

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Are eating disorders linked to diets?

Eating disorders and diets are closely linked. In fact, it is safe to say that 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. The purpose of all diets is to lose weight. Intentional weight loss is based on …

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Does my child have an eating disorder? 3 signs

I wanted to figure out how parents can get better at recognizing whether a child has an eating disorder. Here’s what I found …  Most people assume that people who have eating disorders are underweight, but it’s not that simple. In fact, your child’s body weight can hide an eating disorder in plain sight. The three signs of an eating …

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What to do when your tween daughter calls herself fat

Has your daughter called herself fat? What can you do when your tween daughter calls herself fat? Are you shocked because you didn’t expect her to think that about herself at such a young age? Don’t be surprised: studies show that at least 80% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat. This is a startling indication of the level …

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 love. It was enough s/he …

Love your child for they are – not who you wish they would be

One of the hardest things about parenting is separating our own identity from that of our child. We all dream of success for our child, but often these dreams are a fantasy definition of success and reflect more about what we want(ed) out of life than what our child wants out of life. Learning to see our child as a …

How to love someone who has an eating disorder

When our child has an eating disorder, we need to learn new parenting skills so that we can give them the love that will help them recover. A parent’s unconditional and informed love can make all the difference in recovery. Here’s how to love your child when they have an eating disorder. 1. Learn as much as you can about …

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, to make the right choice …