This book is a great choice for parents who want to understand child development and the science behind parenting from a place of emotional intelligence. Even though it often seems like it, eating disorders don't come out of nowhere. Understanding our child's emotional system and structure can help us begin to understand the complexity of parenting a human being. It's helpful to lay the groundwork for understanding the importance of our emotional selves, which will be critical in helping your child heal. This book is written to help parents of younger children, but the concepts apply to older children who are struggling with mental and behavioral disorders.