talk to your child about disordered eating

Talk to your child about disordered eating

It’s time to talk to your child about disordered eating. This is because: Most eating disorders begin as disordered eating Disordered eating is so common that it’s considered normal The earlier you talk about disordered eating, the better your chances of protecting your child Parents have a huge influence on how kids feel about food and eating The number of …

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32 worst things to say to someone with an eating disorder

Most of us don’t know what to say to someone who has an eating disorder. Eating disorders aren’t understood, and most of us have never had a meaningful conversation about eating disorders. The result is that most people say the wrong thing to people who have eating disorders. It’s not because they are trying to be hurtful, but it hurts …

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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 …

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Emotional repression, the gateway to eating disorders

Emotional repression can be considered the gateway to eating disorders. Parents who are interested in preventing and healing eating disorders can help their kids feel their feelings. For the first time in history, our kids are more actively stressed than we (their parents) are. Our kids are living with high levels of anxiety, fear. They worry about everything from their …

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 …