Whether she is early in her recovery, or she is farther along, Thanksgiving is a day that can be loaded with even more stress and intensity than usual for your anorexic teen.She is surrounded by
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Since my teen ballerina's anorexia diagnosis, I have noticed that there is a widespread belief that ballet causes eating disorders. Considering my daughter's serious involvement in ballet during the development of her illness, I could
Every once in a while you come across a concept that causes you to stop and take notice. You hear about something new that you have never before considered, and you have that “aha” moment.
When you are in the darkest part of your child’s anorexia, it can be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It feels more like an abyss than a tunnel, with
Warning: This is my brain on anorexia, and it isn’t pretty. Here is my rant:This has to be the cruelest illness possible. It ruins lives. It takes trusting and compassionate people, and rips their hearts
Raise your hand if you are the parent of a teen anorexic ballerina and you are overwhelmed.I wonder if there is a parent who has been on the battlefield of anorexia who has not felt
In all of the books I’ve read, forums I’ve found, and eating disorder experts I’ve questioned, I have yet to come across any clear and encouraging answers as far as how parents can successfully feed
At the same time I was preparing to become a certified life coach, my daughter was diagnosed with anorexia. I am extremely grateful for the life coaching tools and skills I practiced while training to
We all know that we can’t take care of our daughter’s needs if we do so at our own expense. But how can we possibly take care of ourselves when all of our time and
So many of us are programmed to look at things as either all good or all bad.We have black or white thinking.We see everything as all or nothing.When your daughter has anorexia, it’s tempting to