Navigating Boundaries through the Eyes of an Individual Who Had an ED, by Intern Anna

Navigating Boundaries through the Eyes of an Individual Who Had an ED, by Intern Anna

Today our Hope Network, LLC summer intern Anna is sharing her perspective on boundaries around disclosing a loved one’s eating disorder. It can be very hard to overcome the shame and stigma of these illnesses. We need to have honest conversations about what is...
Imperfect Caregiving, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Imperfect Caregiving, by Becky Henry, CPCC

The title for this could also have been;  “Separating your Child From the Eating Disorder and Not Doing it Perfectly” “Perfection, Vulnerability and Shame, Oh My!” “Parenting our ‘Other”Children During a Child’s Eating Disorder” “Making Mistakes while Parenting a...
Reducing Fear in Parenting – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Reducing Fear in Parenting – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

No one prepares a parent for watching a child break a dish and then cut themselves with it because they are terrified of eating what is on the plate. No one is there to help them cope in that moment with the terror they are all feeling.  Often parents share harrowing...
Weight Stigma During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

Weight Stigma During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

On the plus side (see what I did there?) I love irony. 😉  As Maya Angleou said, “When we know better, we do better.” As a teen, I bought the belief that being thin was important and dieting, food restriction and exercise to compensate for what I ate were what I should...
Can we Be Okay if Our Kids Don’t Recover From an Eating Disorder?, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Can we Be Okay if Our Kids Don’t Recover From an Eating Disorder?, by Becky Henry, CPCC

After listening to this interview https://youtu.be/wN_uzn9ct8w of Carolyn Costin today about Authenticity I got to thinking about what might be possible if parents and other family caregivers were able to embrace this concept of non-judgment or impartiality about...