We need friends and family. If you think people are avoiding or have let you know, here are some common beliefs and some suggestions to keep getting the help you need.
Last updated on June 21st, 2020Lisa came to me for coaching to help her daughter to eat. Two days later, an email she wrote me moved me to tears. I was certain it would inspire you, and I asked for her permission to share it here. Here's her story of what happened after a successful …
A detailed look at the myths and the evidence. Short answer: No.
On healthy weight for eating disorder recovery. Why weight gain, how much, danger of a low target weight, buffers, overshoot, ‘stuck’ patients.
Comparing 2 methods therapists use to determine a weight target: individualized, or the one-size-fits-all BMI approach. The difference can be huge!
What BMI and Weight-for-height (WFH) mean, and how they cannot be used for advice. Read this if your child’s therapist uses BMI or WFH
A video to support parents supporting a child with an eating disorder. Created to give you hope and a bigger perspective, and of course, courage, vision, and meaning.
Listen to my inteview by Cathy Cortese for the ED Matters podcast, on:
Helping parents support their children in recovery.
Don’t end treatment before it’s finished! What still needs to be done when refeeding and weight-restoration is done, when Phase 2 of FBT might begin, or the start of a ‘maintenance phase’. Also after discharge from a unit. From my free helpsheets.
Tips on exposure to fear foods. Parents are very likely to want this a few weeks into treatment, when they’re wondering whether to give their child the same easy foods over and over again, or whether it’s wise to start bringing in more normal variety. This is also relevant much later in treatment when people are stuck.