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Unconditional love, parenting, and eating disorders, by Verena Radlingmayr

Unconditional love, parenting, and eating disorders, by Verena Radlingmayr

Remember that first time you held this precious, tiny little wonder in your arms? Remember the feelings you had? Before ...
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Love your child for they are - not who you wish they would be

Love your child for they are – not who you wish they would be

One of the hardest things about parenting is separating our own identity from that of our child. We all dream ...
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How to love someone who has an eating disorder

How to love someone who has an eating disorder

When our child has an eating disorder, we need to learn new parenting skills so that we can give them ...
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7 steps to find a great therapist for your child who has a mental health condition

7 steps to find a great therapist for your child who has a mental health condition

If your child is facing a mental health condition like an eating disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, anxiety or depression, ...
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Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

We held a Q&A webinar with eating disorder therapist John Levitt, Ph.D. on May 5, 2019. Here are some important ...
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Ask Ginny: my daughter is overweight and addicted to food - what should I do?

Ask Ginny: my daughter is overweight and addicted to food – what should I do?

Dear Ginny, My daughter is almost 10 years old and overweight. I think she is also addicted to food. While ...
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A mother's perspective: insights and experience gained in supporting my daughter in her recovery

A mother’s perspective: insights and experience gained in supporting my daughter in her recovery

Eating disorders are not well understood, isolating, frustrating, and painful. And that goes for the person who has it as ...
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Student-athletes at risk of mental distress, disordered eating, and eating disorders

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 ...
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May 5: ask an eating disorder therapist anything

May 5: ask an eating disorder therapist anything

Join us for a free web-based conference call and ask a qualified therapist about eating disorder treatment and recovery. If ...
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How to feed a child who is “overeating” and “addicted to food,” by Alexandra Raymond, RDN

How to feed a child who is “overeating” and “addicted to food,” by Alexandra Raymond, RDN

As a parent, you want your child to grow up happy. You want him or her to make (overall) smart ...
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A recipe for soothing your child with love instead of food

A recipe for soothing your child with love instead of food

When your child is upset, sad, anxious, depressed, or any other negative feeling, it's perfectly natural to think about food ...
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How parents can build healthy food habits & body image in kids

How parents can build healthy food habits & body image in kids

Parents in our culture all worry about one thing consistently: their kids' food and body. As surprising as it may ...
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What I want parents to know about eating disorder recovery, an interview with Kristie Amadio CEDC

What I want parents to know about eating disorder recovery, an interview with Kristie Amadio CEDC

We interviewed Kristie Amadio, Certified Eating Disorder Coach and Founder of Recovered Living. Kristie is recovered from an eating disorder ...
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Can a person fully recover from an eating disorder?

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 ...
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How to raise a body-positive kid

How to raise a body-positive kid

Raising a body-positive kid is a great idea for so many reasons, including lower risk of eating disorders and disordered ...
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A letter to the doctor who told me to "watch" my daughter's weight

A letter to the doctor who told me to “watch” my daughter’s weight

We came in for a check-up for my 12-year-old daughter last week. Over the past 12 years, you have spent ...
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Why it's time to throw away your pre-baby jeans and embrace your "mom bod"

Why it’s time to throw away your pre-baby jeans and embrace your “mom bod”

There is a troubling trend in the media to pursue a non-mom-bod, pre-baby body. When I Googled "mom bod," I ...
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When parent and child both have an eating disorder

When parent and child both have an eating disorder

We often hear about parents who have a child who is diagnosed with an eating disorder and, once they understand ...
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Reading list of books that promote body acceptance to help parents create a positive body environment for kids

Reading list of books that promote body acceptance to help parents create a positive body environment for kids

Parents should become well-versed in the concepts of body acceptance and Health at Every Size if they want to raise ...
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Best care package ideas for a person who is in an eating disorder treatment facility

Best care package ideas for a person who is in an eating disorder treatment facility

When a loved one, friend, or acquaintance enters an eating disorder treatment center, they benefit from a connection to the ...
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Stop supporting intentional weight loss! Here's the science to support a non-diet, weight-neutral approach

Stop supporting intentional weight loss! Here’s the science to support a non-diet, weight-neutral approach

So much of what parents think they know for sure about food, diet, and weight is just plain wrong. It's ...
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Why Tom Brady's diet book is dangerous for boys and young men

Why Tom Brady’s diet book is dangerous for boys and young men

Tom Brady, famous and talented quarterback for the New England Patriots and winner of five Super Bowls, is an undeniably ...
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The terrors of middle school body harassment, and how to help your child navigate body shaming

The terrors of middle school body harassment, and how to help your child navigate body shaming

"Are you pregnant?" asks the 11-year old boy, pointing at her stomach and immediately breaking into hilarious giggles, encouraging everyone ...
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A mom's letter to her daughter who called herself fat

A mom’s letter to her daughter who called herself fat

Even the most body-positive parent with a strong knowledge of Health at Every Size can feel overwhelmed when their sweet ...
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Teaching your child media literacy in the age of false claims and fake news on Instagram

Teaching your child media literacy in the age of false claims and fake news on Instagram

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms among teenagers and young adults. Many people spend at least an ...
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