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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.

March 02, 2017
Ever since my girls have been able to feed themselves, I have been teaching them how to have a relationship with their body and the food they put in it. Keeping the communication lines open will help to build trust and if — no, when — any issues arise — and let’s face it, issues will arise in life — we will have the tools to deal with it… together. Here's how.
DocumentID: 1920
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, "jen lombardi", patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/March-2017/Can-We-Protect-Our-Children-from-Eating-Disorders-–-Robyn-Cruze
February 03, 2017
Treatment is very hard work, and not just for the person with the eating disorder. Partners and parents struggle tremendously as their loved ones get well. It’s stressful to watch your loved one navigate the twists and turns of recovery, and particularly so when you when you’re navigating all of this too.
DocumentID: 1904
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2017/Keeping-Your-Partnership-Strong-When-Your-Loved-One-is-in-Treatment-Dr-Ashley-Solomon
January 04, 2017

In treatment, I sat across from my children and Hubby. I was able to be clear and present, something I hadn't been in a long time. "I am in Mommy camp," I told my daughters. "I'm learning how to be a better Mommy."

DocumentID: 1882
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, #recoverywednesday, families, patients, professionals, "robyn cruze", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2017/Is-it-OK-to-Leave-Your-Children-to-Enter-Treatment
November 30, 2016
I find as time marches on and your child recovers, you are left to your own thoughts, sometimes for the first time in months. Finally, you have time to assess the emotional toll an eating disorder personally has taken on you. Moving forward for everyone is healthy and living in the present not the past is essential for familial healing.
DocumentID: 1885
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, patients, "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2017/What-Happens-After-Your-Child-Is-in-Eating-Disorde
November 03, 2016
DocumentID: 887
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", family, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Helping-Your-Family-Adjust-to-Life-After-Treatment
October 26, 2016
Parenting itself is a challenging job, and parenting a child with an eating disorder takes the job requirements to a whole new level. It frequently requires caregivers to parent in a different way than they typically have with their child, resulting in strict boundaries, use of consequences and managing frequent conflict or disagreements.
DocumentID: 883
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr allison chase", "erc austin tx", families
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Help!-My-Child’s-Eating-Disorder-is-Holding-Me-Hos
October 20, 2016
One of the coolest things about all of the advancements in neuroscience is that it has shown us how other people’s love physically changes us. Without us even knowing it, love — and feeling connected to other people — is rewiring the brain, strengthening us, making us better thinkers and making us more resilient.
DocumentID: 877
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/A-Letter-to-Eating-Disorder-Caregivers-You-are-Lo
September 22, 2016

Find out why talking about weight and dieting with your kids is a very bad idea. Here's what to do, instead, when you're worrying about your child's weight.

DocumentID: 863
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, causes, "child & adolescent", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinatti oh", families, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Worrying-About-Your-Child’s-Weight-Here’s-What-Yo
September 02, 2016

Eating disorders affect males, too. Yes, males are affected by body image issues and eating disorders. Males are known to engage in behaviors like over-exercising, restricting foods, purging and frequently checking their bodies out in mirrors.

DocumentID: 853
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, bulimia, families, males, patients, suicide
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/A-Mother’s-Message-of-Hope-in-the-Wake-of-Great-Lo
August 09, 2016
Are eating disorders a child's fault? Or a parent's? Will treatment help your child heal? Here are 10 things parents need to know about eating disorders.
DocumentID: 841
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr ovidio bermudez", families
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/10-Things-Parents-Need-to-Know-About-Eating-Disord
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