Parent Coach for Parents Who Have Kids With Eating Disorders
Hi, I’m Ginny, and I am a parent coach who helps with eating disorder recovery. I’m on a mission to empower parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders. I believe we can make a difference in our kids’ lives and health. But I also know it’s not automatic or natural for most of us.
I had an eating disorder for most of my life. When I entered recovery as an adult and a mother, I succeeded in stopping my eating disorder. But the most valuable result was that it made a difference for my child. I saw that changing my beliefs and behavior improved her life in a big way.
I launched a website, More-Love, to share what I was learning with other parents. Then I made a career transition from coaching business owners to coaching parents. It’s been an amazing journey, one that I couldn’t possibly plan for because, like so many missions, it called me into service.
In the past five years, I’ve:
- Spoken with hundreds of people who have/had eating disorders, eating disorder experts, and parents
- Read hundreds of books and scientific research papers about mental health, parenting, and eating disorders
- Written more than 400 articles to help parents understand their kids better
- Coached many parents who have made a difference in their child’s recovery
- Pursued my own journey as a wholehearted, conscious parent
All too often when a child has a problem we think that getting them into treatment is our only option. And our kids do need direct help. But it’s equally (sometimes even more) important for parents to simultaneously gain knowledge and skills to help their child recover. What I see every day is that when parents grow and learn, kids get better.
I believe in the power of parents to make a difference. I believe in you.
I’d love to meet you!
I’m a Parent Coach for Parents Who Want Help With Eating Disorder Recovery
When I work with parents I share actionable advice and guidance so they can stop doing things that may hurt recovery and start doing things that will help. While we aren’t in control of our kids’ mental health, our behaviors and beliefs can make a huge impact on them. We can make a difference. With my help, my clients become a valuable part of their child’s recovery team. Here’s what I provide when I coach parents through eating disorder recovery:
Learn what eating disorders are really about and what parents should (and shouldn’t) do to help their child recover.
Don’t live in shame and fear. Get the support you deserve to do this right without having a breakdown.
Know that you are making the best choices for your child and your family. Even when they feel hard or seem counter-intuitive.
What Kids Want From Parents
I’ve spoken to hundreds of people who have/had eating disorders, and I always ask the same thing: “What do you wish your parents would do?” And every child has the same wish: “I wish my parents actually understood eating disorders.” I’ve put their best advice in a free eBook. Feel free to grab a copy if you’d like!
Why get a parent coach for your child’s eating disorder recovery?
Fact 1: Kids who have eating disorders do better when their parents are fully engaged in recovery.
Fact 2: Most parents don’t know what to do about their kids’ eating disorder.
Parents can make a difference, but it’s not easy. It’s hard to help your kid when you’re not sure what to do. It’s also incredibly stressful.
My clients say that working with me means:
- Fewer food meltdowns
- Less treatment resistance
- Higher adherence to treatment plans
- More household peace
- Less fighting and breakdowns
- Lower stress levels
- Greater peace and clarity
It is powerful when parents work on their own beliefs and behaviors during a child’s eating disorder recovery.
My work is about meeting you where you are without blame or shame. I’ll provide you with education, support, and confidence. You’ll feel better. You’ll make a difference.
This is possibly the greatest parenting challenge you will ever face. And I know you can do it! I see parents help their kids recover every day. I’d like to help you!
Yes, people do recover from eating disorders
And I believe you can help your child.
Felicia & Brian L.
Talking to you is so helpful. We feel so much more confident and as if we can actually handle this! Our home was a war zone, but now it seems like we’re all finding moments of peace and connection.
You have really helped me get through this troubling time. I was feeling really lost and as if I was walking on eggshells all the time, but now I feel like we’re rebuilding our relationship!
I can’t even tell you how helpful this is. It’s like I finally understand what’s going on. I think she really likes that I’m learning about eating disorders. It’s making a big difference.