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How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

Parents know that talking to teenagers is sometimes difficult. A conversation about an eating disorder might prove especially challenging to navigate. To help you prepare, here are our tips for starting an eating disorder conversation with your daughter or son.

Eating Disorder Causes: Am I to Blame?

When parents find out their child has an eating disorder, some experience intense feelings of guilt or responsibility for somehow causing the problem to develop. But, are these emotions really justified, or are we holding ourselves to an impossible standard?

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Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders in children are often accompanied by a wide variety of physical, behavioral and psychological warning signs. However, it’s important to understand that the presence of these symptoms in your child does not necessarily indicate an eating disorder. That said, here’s an overview of common eating disorder signs and symptoms organized by category.