Listen to this calming guided meditation to soothe frayed nerves from eating disorder management – from True U founders Annie Shiel & Meredith VanSant

We have partnered with True U to deliver a series of meditations designed to support both parents and children who have eating disorders. Since eating disorders can feel overwhelming, it is so helpful to slow down and connect with the breath and body. Meditation helps quiet the chatter in our minds. When meditating, we can clear out anxiety, feelings of self-doubt and …

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Giving your child emotional first aid

Most parents think about caring for their kids’ physical bodies. But few of us know about how to teach our kids emotional hygiene and emotional first aid. Emotional hygiene We all know to teach our kids to brush their teeth twice per day. But most of us don’t know to teach our kids to feel their feelings when they arise …

Understanding and working with your child’s brain when battling an eating disorder – thoughts from the book The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is a book by a neuropsychiatrist and parenting expert offering advice for integrating a child’s brain to transform the natural struggles of raising a child into opportunities for growth and expansion. Learning how the brain is wired can be …

Focus on Your Child’s Strengths, not Weaknesses, to Help Her Heal

Eating disorders like orthorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or anorexia are complex mental illnesses that often require intense professional intervention. As a parent, you want to treat her illness, but many times you do not want to treat her as if she is ill. One of the most common ways of treating eating disorders today is externalizing “ED” and maintaining the …