Tapping into “The Why” of eating to help your child heal from an eating disorder

We have always loved Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle,” in which companies and organizations learn to focus on WHY they are doing something instead of WHAT and HOW they are doing it. In this video, we use the concept of the Golden Circle, and to suggest you tap into your child’s WHY for eating in a healthy, balanced, non-disordered way, to help you guide her towards …

What to know about outpatient treatment for eating disorders – by Dr. Ashley Southard

We interviewed Dr. Ashley Southard of A New Beginning, and she gave us some excellent information about how outpatient treatment works for eating disorders. Below are her comments: Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders Outpatient treatment for an eating disorder is a great option for children, adolescents, and adults who are medically stable and able to maintain their day-to-day responsibilities outside of …

What I Want Parents to Know About Eating Disorders – by Colleen Reichmann, Psy.D

We interviewed Colleen Reichmann, Psy.D. She provided us with some excellent information for parents regarding eating disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. Below are her comments: Parents Have Power We are in luck, because parents can have a great deal of power in the prevention of eating disorders! It is critical to begin to provide education early – prior to adolescence. …

Level 5 Leadership when parenting a child who has an eating disorder

In most cases, being a “good enough” parent is just fine. But if your child becomes afflicted with an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, you need to take your parenting from good to great to help him or her heal. The good news is that the key element that’s missing from your toolbox is not more …

What To Do Together: Watch this video about Photoshop and Beauty

If you have a daughter or a son with an eating disorder, they are likely struggling to understand the media presentation of the “ideal human” and match it up with their experience of themselves. Next time you’re sitting around together on separate devices, take a moment to connect with her, and watch this video together. This is a great way to open …

What to say if you are worried about your teenage daughter’s weight gain

We live in a society that preaches that women’s bodies need to be thin, toned and tight, so it’s not surprising that parents often watch daughters’ bodies anxiously to monitor how well they will fit into the ideal body image. Many worry, based on the media’s messages, that if a daughter grows up to be chubby, heavy or even fat, she will be unhealthy …