Weight and eating disorders

Eating disorders are about much more than weight. And yet, weight becomes the focus of our attention when we have an eating disorder. We focus all of our fear, anxiety and concern on our weight as an easy topic that we feel we can control. That’s why we need to help our children understand how their perception of their weight is more fluid than they think it is in order to help them escape the eating disorder.

Yes, you really do need to stop dieting if your child has an eating disorder  What to do when your tween daughter calls herself fat-2

Worried about the kids? Fear of obesity is much more health-damaging than high weight itself. An interview with Dr. Linda Bacon.  When your child gains weight while in recovery from an eating disorder-2

When your child is overweight – what to do, what to say, how to feel, by Tracy Brown, RD  For parents who are afraid that their kid is going to be fat, an interview with Beth Mayer

Coming to terms with your child_s – and your own – natural weight – an interview with Tracy Brown, RD  Coming to terms with your child_s – and your own – natural weight – an interview with Tracy Brown, RD-4

Mothers wishing for thin daughters – a cultural expectation with far-reaching consequences

Speak up about fat shaming when you’re with your kids

What to say if you are worried about your teenage daughter’s weight gain