Eating disorders and parenting

Stop the screaming! How to have difficult conversations with your child who has an eating disorder without yelling or stonewalling What dads need to know about parenting a child who has an eating disorder, by Jeanette Alonso, LMHC (1)  Control or compassion- which is the best parenting approach for a child who has an eating disorder- (1)  How to be a good parent when your child has an eating disorder (1)  Helping our children find meaning and purpose in life in ways that have nothing to do with food and body-3 How to apologize to a child who has an eating disorder when you think your parenting mistakes are to blame-3  How to win the war against your child's eating disorder  The dangerous things that parents don't know they're doing that may contribute to eating disorder development-2   3 Keys to Parenting through Eating Disorder Recovery-2  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

Check out our video guide about what parents need to know about having a child with an eating disorder:


Five things to do when you find out that your adult child has an eating disorder  What I want parents to know about supporting a child through eating disorder - from someone who has been there, by Anastasia Amour  Parents_ your feelings of guilt and shame will not help your child heal from an eating disorder-2  Moms Who Have Kids With Eating Disorders Are At High Risk for Compassion Fatigue-2

Taking Care of ED Carers  Parenting Adolescents

I just really want it to stop! How to get your teenager to get over their eating disorder (HINT: It’s not what you think)

Avoid criticizing your child for better treatment outcomes – an interview with Renee D. Rienecke

Building self-worth can help your child recover from an eating disorder, by Brett McDonald, M.S.

Parents won’t get an answer to whether their child will be cured of an eating disorder, but they can ask: “What can I do?” and “What can I choose?”

Four Things to Stop Doing if Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

How to ride the emotional roller coaster of parenting an adolescent with an eating disorder

Four things parents can do to help their child heal – completely – from an eating disorder

Your Child’s Eating Disorder is Not a Reflection of You as a Parent