What Parents Need to Know About Eating Disorders

Go from clutching at straws and feeling confused to taking intentional ACTION that moves the needle without sacrificing your sanity or destroying your relationship.

  • Understand eating disorders better
  • Recognize your child’s symptoms and risk factors
  • Take intentional action to make recovery more likely
  • Know that you are doing everything within your power to make a meaningful difference

Most eating disorder treatment is all about the child who has an eating disorder. Parental involvement is typically limited to the areas of feeding and getting the child to treatment appointments. They could possibly attend some family therapy and might get basic direction from treatment providers. These are necessary and helpful actions.

But I know first-hand that we’ll get much better results if parents are empowered. Because parents can make a meaningful difference in eating disorder recovery. But this can only happen if parents are educated about what actually helps … and what doesn’t.

When parents learn what to start doing and what to stop doing, they make a big difference.

Treating the child directly is essential. But if all your effort is on changing your child’s behavior, you’ll likely see nasty power struggles. You might even see a deeper entrenchment of the disorder. In this dynamic, parents can end up not feeling supportive or effective. They may suspect that they are not making a positive difference but they don’t know what else to do.

Focusing on what you can change – yourself – means you stop accommodating the eating disorder and open the door to recovery. 

This mini-course will give you the information you need. You can start making a positive difference in your child’s eating disorder today!

What Parents Need to Know About Eating Disorders

“I learned more from you in five days than I have in months of dealing with this so far.”

— B. Ames

parent coach eating disorder
Ginny Jones

About Your Instructor (That’s Me!)

Hi, I’m Ginny, and I’d like to teach you what parents need to know about eating disorders. My mission in life is helping parents like you survive and thrive in tough conditions. Here’s some more about me:

  • Eating disorder expert trained in feeding and recovery science and practice
  • Parent coach who has worked with +100 parents facing eating disorder recovery 
  • Parent with lived experience of what it’s like to raise a kid in our stressed-out, body-negative culture
  • 20+ years of experience in negotiation, persuasion, and influence techniques … really helpful when dealing with eating disorders!