I’d love to help you navigate eating disorder recovery with your child.
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Becky has been slowly watching her daughter Meg fall down the rabbit hole of an eating disorder. “At first it was just a few skipped meals,” says Becky. “Then she became a vegetarian, and next she cut out gluten. Now she eats almost nothing most of the time, but then once a week or so she binge eats her cheat foods and then purges.”
Just a year ago, Meg seemed like a healthy, well-adjusted tween. But today she is grumpy and walks around the house with a giant storm cloud over her head. Her moods and eating behaviors have put the whole household on high-alert. Everyone is stressed, and nobody knows what to do.
Becky alternates between cooking elaborate vegetarian/gluten-free meals in a desperate attempt to get Meg to eat and throwing her hands up and having everyone figure out their own food. “Sometimes it just all feels like too much,” she says. “I feel like I’ve made so many mistakes, and I just can’t see a way out.”
I understand how Becky feels, and I can help. A child who has an eating disorder adds a terrifying and exhausting layer to the family. But at the same time that child needs your care and attention more than ever.
Becky reached out for a parent consultation for Meg’s eating disorder and we came up with some strategies for handling Meg’s eating habits and got her into therapy, which she was resisting.
Gradually, the family regained the sweet, wonderful child they missed so much. I’m not suggesting it was magical or instant. It required work and effort, but the results were positive for Becky and her family. If you feel like you could use some tactical and emotional support as you face your child’s eating disorder, I’d love to help.
Signs you might want some help
- Are you afraid for your child’s life and health?
- Does your child’s eating disorder feel overwhelming?
- Is your child’s eating disorder impacting your whole family?
- Have meals become stressful and chaotic?
- Do you feel as if you are constantly walking on eggshells about food and body issues?
- Does your home seem filled with anxiety?
- Is your child on a waiting list for treatment but you don’t know what to do while you wait?
- Have you been trying to help your child with their eating disorder, but nothing seems to be working?
- Is your child resisting treatment for their eating disorder?
It makes perfect sense if your approach right now is to try and tread water and focus all your attention on solving your child’s problem. And I totally get that. Here’s what I’ve learned: when parents change, kids change.
So while yes, your child needs direct treatment for their eating disorder, if you get help, their recovery will likely go more smoothly. You may need some help structuring meals, responding to aggressive eating disorder outbursts and crying tantrums, and maintaining family equilibrium while your child gets treated for their eating disorder.
What I witness daily is that when parents get tactical and emotional support, the whole family heals and gets stronger.
Parent coaching is for parents like you who really want to help their child recover from an eating disorder but simply don’t know what they are supposed to do.
Parents can help, and they can be a critical part of their child’s eating disorder recovery team.
But it takes skills that most parents don’t have naturally. I’d like to help you succeed!
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Parent coaching is often the best path for parents who want to help but don’t know how.
With parent coaching you will have access to:
Information: Get answers to your questions about eating disorders. What are they? Why do they happen? How long will it take to recover?
Understanding: Decode your child’s behavior and learn how to interact with them. This way you can minimize stress and optimize your home for recovery.
Conflict Resolution: Learn how to resolve conflict with your child over eating and other struggles.
Responses: Get ideas and scripts for how you can talk to your child about food, weight, and eating disorders.
Techniques: Learn about the science-backed eating disorder treatment approaches Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating
Recommendations: Find the books, articles, and resources that are available to help you navigate recovery with your child.
Parent coaching can make an immediate impact on your ability to parent your child through this. I hope you will schedule a consultation with me to find out more about how you can parent through eating disorder recovery.
Yes, people do recover from eating disorders
We can’t control or guarantee your child’s recovery, but together we can optimize your behavior to create the safest and most likely conditions for recovery.
Important note: Ginny is a parent coach, NOT a licensed therapist. She cannot diagnose or treat mental illness, addiction, eating disorders, etc.