Eating Disorders – Parental Commitment

Coping With a Child Who Has an Eating Disorder

 

  1. I will learn all I can about eating disorders and seek professional guidance for helping my child.
  2. I will participate in support groups, counseling and family therapy as recommended by treatment professionals.
  3. I will develop appropriate confrontation and conflict resolution skills to enhance respectful communication with my child.
  4. I will not “police” my child’s food intake or weight. Rather, I will talk directly to my child about my concerns.
  5. I will provide healthy and nutritional meals and I will not enable disordered eating behaviors by purchasing or preparing special foods.
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