Parents of individuals with eating disorders have loads of questions that are often left unanswered. How do eating disorders affect the brain? How does nutritional rehabilitation restore brain function? Why do our loved ones affected by eating disorders not want to get better? What do genetics have to do with eating disorders? How can siblings be helped and supported? How can parents get their child to eat, and what is considered proper nutrition? What extreme behaviors should parents be concerned about? Is exercise safe? These are all questions that are addressed in F.E.A.S.T.’s new FIRST30Days service that is being piloted during the month of September.
In addition to questions about eating disorders, many parents often need guidance about caregiving as well. What does self-care look like when you are the caregiver of a child with an eating disorder and you are “on duty” 24/7? What vulnerabilities inside the family will the eating disorder use to its advantage, and what strengths can be used to fight the eating disorder? How can families identify their supports and figure out what (and who) their greatest assets are? What tools can parents use to tolerate distress?
We know that parents have questions, and our FIRST30Days service has the answers to all of the above questions and more. Join the hundreds of families who have already started this journey and register now. Once you register, you will receive 30 emails over 30 days with approximately 30 minutes of learning materials. And if you need support either during or after the FIRST30Days, our parent support team is ready and waiting to answer any additional questions and offer additional resources. It’s really true–in 30 days, parents can transform themselves into educated, effective, and empowered caregivers.
FIRST30Days, and all of F.E.A.S.T’s service, are funded solely by the financial support of our parent community. If you would like to help us keep this service running, please to scroll to the bottom of the registration page to donate.