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  • [Read Article] Deanna Kasten on parenting adult children

    As our children grow up it becomes harder to direct them. No matter how effective we may have been as parents of young children, once they become adults, our parenting style needs to change. Many well meaning parents do not realize this fact.

    Published: Tue December 06, 2011

  • [Read Article] Teaching Children Coping Skills

    This article explains how to teach coping skills that provide children with control over their lives.

    Published: Fri January 13, 2012

  • [Read Article] April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Child abuse is a serious problem that is getting worse, especially in hard economic times.

    Published: Fri March 09, 2012

  • [Read Article] What Every Parent Should Know About Bullying.

    Bullying is a serious problem linked to teen and preteen suicide as well as school shootings.

    Published: Fri March 09, 2012

  • [Read Article] What Is Bullying?

    What is Bullying? Bullying is a conscious, willful, deliberate, hostile and repeated behavior by one or more people, which is intended to harm others. Bullying takes many forms, and can include may different behaviors, such as:

    Published: Wed March 14, 2012

  • [Read Article] “10 Phrases That Every Child Needs to Hear From the Adults in Their Lives”

    What would happen if …your child embodied these 10 phrases? Imagine the difference it would make in your child’s life. I call these the 10 commitments, the words your child needs to hear from you:

    Published: Thu March 22, 2012

  • [Read Article] Family-Based Treatment: New Directions

    Two decades ago Christopher Dare and Ivan Eisler laid out the principles of their groundbreaking Maudsley method of family based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa at the University of London's Maudsley Hospital. This approach, which disregards

    Published: Mon April 23, 2012

  • [Read Article] Confessions of a Father

    I was introduced to eating disorders (ED) about midway through my daughter Jena's ninth grade year. Prior to this introduction, my wife and I were unaware of the extent of the eating disorder epidemic. Compounding the initial feelings of helplessness

    Published: Mon April 23, 2012

  • [Read Article] Social Networking: Intervening to Intercept Eating Disorders

    Dr. Dennis reports that from a third to a half of their young adult patients are actively using social networking sites to support their eating disorders, and many commonly visit pro-ana and pro-mia websites. This pattern is much less common in older

    Published: Mon May 21, 2012

  • [Read Article] Basic Intervention Skills for Parents

    There is no one single factor, experience, or moment in time that causes somebody to develop an eating disorder. They occur because of a complex combination of factors, which include biological predisposition to anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorde

    Published: Mon September 24, 2012