For goodness sake, just eat the damn candy, and let your kids do the same!

Candy is everywhere. Every store, every desk, every place we go seems to be offering up tiny bites of forbidden sweetness. If you’re like most people, you studiously forbid yourself from succumbing to the temptation of candy … most of the time. But there are probably days when you just can’t resist, and then you binge, feel horribly guilty, and …

woman looks at herself in the mirror and worries she has gained weight after an eating disorder

When your child gains weight in eating disorder recovery

It’s quite common for your child to gain weight in eating disorder recovery. Regardless of your child’s current or previous weight, recovery can result in weight gain. While your child learns to eat intuitively and feed their body what it needs, their body weight will very likely fluctuate. Weight gain in eating disorder recovery You should be prepared not only for …

Parents, you’re not to blame for your child’s eating disorder, but here is what you should know about it, by Beth Mayer, LICSW

First, parents should know that no eating disorder is “caused” by any single thing. Eating disorders are complex, and genetics, temperament, and environment all play a role, as do frequently co-existing conditions such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. Thus, no parent has the power to single-handedly create or prevent an eating disorder. There are many parents who are afraid of …

when your adult child has an eating disorder

When your adult child has an eating disorder

It is never a good time to discover that your child has an eating disorder. But parents can feel a special type of despair, anger and worry when they learn that their adult child has an eating disorder.  If your child developed the eating disorder under your roof, but you were not aware, you may worry that you failed them somehow. …