Eating Disorders Blog

Information and resources for parents who want to learn more about eating disorder recovery

Eating Disorders Blog

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This blog by eating disorder expert and parent coach Ginny Jones provides information and resources for parents who want to learn more about eating disorders. You will learn more about eating disorders and get some practical tips for helping your child navigate recovery.

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What are the causes of eating disorders

What are the causes of eating disorders?

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, but what are the causes? Considering that millions of individuals worldwide have eating disorders, this is an important question. And despite the natural assumption, eating disorders affect people of all races, ages and gender. They’re also not limited to people who “look sick.” The majority of people who haveContinue reading “What are the causes of eating disorders?”

10 Things I Wish The World Knew About Eating Disorders

10 things I wish the world knew about eating disorders

Facts And Real Confessions About Living With an Eating Disorder I asked hundreds of people who are in recovery or recovered from their eating disorders which facts about eating disorders they want to share with the world. Their answers might surprise you! 1. My eating disorder is there for a reason, and it’s not whatContinue reading “10 things I wish the world knew about eating disorders”

Story: My marriage nearly fell apart during my child's eating disorder

Story: My marriage nearly fell apart during my child’s eating disorder

In this story, we look at parent coaching for Amelie, whose marriage almost fell apart during her daughter Maggie’s eating disorder. Maggie started showing disordered eating behaviors when she was eight years old, and the couple almost immediately locked horns over what it meant and how they should handle it. Maggie is now 12 andContinue reading “Story: My marriage nearly fell apart during my child’s eating disorder”

How parents may accidentally contribute to eating disorder development

How parents may accidentally contribute to eating disorder development

Sometimes parents accidentally contribute to their child’s eating disorder – it’s never on purpose, and it’s not the sole cause. But since parental behavior does have an impact on a child’s eating disorder, it’s helpful to take a look. It helps if parents understand how their behavior can impact a child’s eating disorder. This wayContinue reading “How parents may accidentally contribute to eating disorder development”

Story: my adult daughter is estranged from me because of her eating disorder

Story: my adult daughter is estranged because of her eating disorder

In this story, we look at parent coaching for Alicia, whose adult daughter Quinn is in eating disorder recovery and has become estranged. Quinn told Alicia that she has bulimia since the age of about five, but Alicia never knew. Soon after entering treatment for her eating disorder at 32, Quinn told Alicia that sheContinue reading “Story: my adult daughter is estranged because of her eating disorder”

Mom's nervous breakdown because of daughter's eating disorder

Story: I had a mental breakdown because of my daughter’s eating disorder

In this story, we look at parent coaching for Christina, whose daughter Olivia has an eating disorder, which triggered a mental breakdown for Christina. Olivia was originally diagnosed with anorexia when she was 11 years old and underwent treatment. Christina thought the eating disorder was gone until she found out that Olivia, now 15, hasContinue reading “Story: I had a mental breakdown because of my daughter’s eating disorder”

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Ginny Jones parent coach eating disorders

About Me

Hi, I’m Ginny. I’m on a mission to help parents raise kids who are free from food and eating issues.

I created this blog to give parents important information and advice when their kids have eating disorders.

I write about a combination of topics, from movies that are “safe” for eating disorder recovery to details about why eating disorders occur and how parents can help with recovery.

My goal is to educate parents about eating disorders while also empowering them to support their kids’ recovery. I try to include real-world examples to help illustrate common situations that I encounter when coaching parents.

I work from a place of education and compassion because I know that the best way for you to help your kid feel better is for you to feel better. You matter, and I’m here to help.

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This eating disorders blog is written from a Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating perspective. That means I believe:

  • Every body has its own natural weight, and the less we mess with it, the better
  • Intentional weight loss is almost never effective or healthy
  • Every body has natural intuition about what and how much to eat. Our goal should always be to listen to intuition rather than food rules
  • Our bodies are both wise and powerful. It is healthy to listen to them

These foundational beliefs drive my work as a coach, my life as a person in recovery, and how I parent. I adopted these beliefs, which are based on solid scientific evidence, during my recovery from a 30-year eating disorder. After spending decades at war with my body, I found peace and healing in learning to trust it as wise, intuitive, and powerful.

If you’re curious about this approach, please reach out and I’ll be happy to tell you more about it.