Argue more effectively when your child has an eating disorder
Have you noticed that your child with an eating disorder seems to have fights and argue with you a lot? Whether it’s about food, eating, body image, or anything else, fights are common when your child has an eating disorder. How parents argue with a child who has an eating disorder makes a big difference. Without the right skills, you can accidentally help the eating disorder build strength. However, if you respond to arguments with the right skills, you can help your child feel better, faster!
This online course will teach you why arguing with a child who has an eating disorder is unhelpful and even dangerous. Find out what to do instead of arguing.
Getting angry with your child who has an eating disorder is understandable. This is a frustrating situation. But yelling isn’t an effective strategy or supportive, so find out what to do instead.
Endless arguments with an eating disorder are part of the process. But it’s also exhausting. You can accidentally entrench the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors further when you try to argue them away. Learn a different way.
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Handling a child who argues with you about food, eating, and body image is tough. And while it makes sense if you respond to arguments with your own arguments, that’s not ultimately going to be helpful. Find out what you can do to not argue with your child who has an eating disorder anymore. I’m here to help if you need me!