Why did my daughter lie about her bulimia?

In this story we meet Carol, who says her daughter seems compelled to lie about her bulimia. Carol knows that Jessie is purging frequently, but every time she brings it up, Jessie becomes aggressive, denies it or just ignores her mother. Carol doesn’t know what to do. She’s scared that Jessie will permanently damage herContinue reading “Why did my daughter lie about her bulimia?”

Parent Coaching for Body Image

If your child has poor body image, then parent coaching is a great solution. Almost all of our kids have poor body image. This isn’t because we’re bad parents – it’s mainly a function of our society. But yes, you as a parent can help your child improve their body image. You can even helpContinue reading “Parent Coaching for Body Image”

Feel your feelings to help your child recover from an eating disorder

Sometimes when something goes wrong with our kids, we think that we need to clamp down our feelings and just get stuff done. And that might be necessary sometimes. But a big part of eating disorder recovery is learning to feel feelings. Your child is going to learn to process their feelings, and it willContinue reading “Feel your feelings to help your child recover from an eating disorder”

Parent Coaching for Eating Disorders

If your child has an eating disorder, then parent coaching can help you navigate their recovery. There’s no way to avoid the fact that eating disorders are hard on families. They’re hard on the person who has them, and they’re hard on siblings and extended family. But let’s not forget that eating disorders are reallyContinue reading “Parent Coaching for Eating Disorders”

Parent coaching: an adult child with anorexia

In this story we take a look at parent coaching for an adult child who has anorexia. We meet Aasha, mom to Geetha, who was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa at age 13. Aasha can’t sleep, and refuses to speak with Geetha until she gets treatment for her eating disorder. But Geetha is 26 years old,Continue reading “Parent coaching: an adult child with anorexia”