Episode 13 - Parents Make All the Difference
We often deal with firsthand stories on this podcast and what happens when a person finally decides to tackle that seemingly unsurmountable journey towards health. But what about the people who walk alongside that person in struggle. Where’s their story?
Well, on today’s episode, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Father’s Day by talking with a pretty amazing dad. David Bachman is the father of two boys, one of which began battling Anorexia Nervosa at age 12.
His story illuminates the role a father can play in recovery, the importance of self, marriage, and family care, & how discovering a “new normal” is critical for long-term success.
David Bachman is a parent advocate for adolescents with eating disorders. As a member of ERC’s Recovery Ambassador Council, David raises awareness on his family’s journey with their son’s eating disorder. David contributes to blogs and articles on successes and challenges for parents as they go through their own journey with their child’s illness and recovery. David’s story has been featured on radio and television programs, and in presentations to school systems, universities, professional organizations, and parent groups.