The Power to Choose

The Power to Choose

I write today as a parent first and a psychologist second. Words are not coming to me like they usually do. The senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary has shaken us all to the core. As I write this post, the tears continue to flow. I sometimes wonder if the tears...

Parents As Heroes

Parents As Heroes

Each family that I have the privilege of working with is heroic in its own way. Refeeding a child is hard work—which is probably the understatement of the year to those who are in the midst of it. When you, as a parent, are confronting the fear of eating induced by an...

Food Fights And Sibling Rivalries

Food Fights And Sibling Rivalries

As an eating disorders therapist specializing in FBT, I read a recent New York Times essay with great interest (Sibling Rivalry: One Long Food Fight)http://nyti.ms/QCW9aK. In the essay, the author describes growing up as one of four brothers, each competing at family...

Taking Notes

Taking Notes

Holiday meals are a time for us to come together with loved ones in shared celebration. When an eating disorder takes a seat at the table, food can literally go flying, sending everyone into a tailspin. Celebration quickly becomes the last thing on the family agenda....

We Can Do More and Better

We Can Do More and Better

Today I sponsored a free Q & A on FBT for parents with questions on FBT and eating disorder treatment. Among the themes that emerged were the following: The desperately poor standard of care that continues to guide the treatment of eating disorders across the...

Giving Thanks (And Relief)

Giving Thanks (And Relief)

This time of year is a time when I feel especially grateful for the amazing individuals and families I have been blessed to work with over the years. Times were not always easy for them—and I tend to see families in their darkest hours—but time and again the will to...

A Good Start

A Good Start

We all grew up hearing “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” When you have a child with an eating disorder, every nutritious meal is vital. That said, it all begins with breakfast. Start the day on the right note and follow through meal by meal, snack by...

Mother’s Day Wish

Mother’s Day Wish

My day today started in the best way possible, with a note of appreciation and gratitude from one of my "moms" (meaning, the mom of a family I am working with utilizing family-based treatment) thanking me, in essence, for helping to re- empower her as a parent when an...

A New Forum for Family-Based Treatment

A New Forum for Family-Based Treatment

I am very pleased to announce that Psychology Today has offered to provide a forum for family-based treatment and One More Bite, starting with this posting. This blog will now be shared by Eating Disorders Blogs and Psychology Today. When I started this blog about two...

One More Bite

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