Understanding the intricate relationship between restrictive eating disorders and brain health can make a difference in how you, as parents and family members, provide support and encourage the recovery of your loved one.
….and how to maintain a sense of structure while school is out. Before summer, you worried about maintaining the recovery routine during the school year: making sure that snacks were had during the school day (as best you could!) and that appointments were kept. Now the summer holidays have arrived and with it – Freedom!
How to learn not to give in to the eating disorder, especially when emotions are running high By Zuzanna Gajowiec It is a difficult task for most parents to accept all the emotions that our children experience. Even though all emotions are natural, useful and deliver an important message about our needs, we experience some
Can we learn to love our bodies? By Deirdre Reddan written for The 2023 Camogie Association’s Player Welfare Booklet Can we learn to love our bodies? – The Camogie Association A lot of us find it difficult to make friends with our body, a body that we generally loved and appreciated when we were younger
Distract Chat about either something light and easy or something the person would be interested in. Prepare a list of things you can talk about during meals (tip – not food related 😉 ) Buy board games Find an age appropriate board game. Tip: the crazier or funnier the better! Quizzes and riddles may also
Is this our fault? Did we cause this? Questions that every parent asks… Why we’re not to blame.. and how we can help ease our feelings of shame and guilt When a child is diagnosed with an eating disorder, it is often very difficult for the whole family. The first question parents ask themselves and
Parents often ask us about their child’s use of social media during recovery. They also wonder if perhaps messages viewed on social media contributed to their child developing an eating disorder. Let us look at the paradox of social media – social media can be both very dangerous and detrimental and also helpful and assist
REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS OF RECOVERY (FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE) When we start the journey of recovery with our loved ones, we firstly seek reassurance that we as parents did not cause this. Let me just say – YOU MOST CERTAINLY DID NOT! and I really hope that you can be supported to ease