how to know does my child have an eating disorder

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 …

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 fact that coaches and parents …

Can a person fully recover from an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are poorly understood, and there are many different perspectives on why they occur and exactly what is involved in their development and recovery. The quick answer, is YES. A person can fully recover from an eating disorder. There are many theories pointing towards a combination of genetics, temperament, family, and social predictors. As of right now, all we …

It may be hard to see an eating disorder as a gift, but it does afford us the opportunity to learn about ourselves, our family, and our world if we only listen.

The gift of an eating disorder

In no way does any family want to get the gift of an eating disorder. Nor does any family deserve to get the gift of an eating disorder. But that is quite beside the point. The point is that we have an eating disorder in our family. The question is not “what did we do to deserve this?” but “what …

How to know if your child is “sick enough” with an eating disorder

Eating disorders are perceived as disorders in which the person suffering wastes away and becomes skeletal in appearance. It is true that a rare minority of people who have eating disorders begin at a relatively low body weight and, upon engaging in disordered eating, rapidly lose more weight and become medically underweight. These people often need urgent medical care so …

Free Mini-Course: 5 Secrets to Parenting a Child Who Has an Eating Disorder

We have a free mini-course: 5 Secrets to Parenting a Child Who Has an Eating Disorder. In this course, you will receive information that will be immediately helpful in parenting your child. The course consists of five emails, sent once per day, every day. You’ll learn how to take care of yourself, how to take care of your child, how …

the reasons we purge

Four reasons we purge

Have you ever wondered the reasons we we purge? Purging behavior occurs on a spectrum, from people who do it only occasionally to people who do it compulsively. The reasons we purge vary. Purging may be a social behavior. Some people purge because they feel “too full.” Others find great physical and emotional relief in purging. When we understand why …