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What About the Siblings?

New: Peer Led Support Group for Siblings!

When a family member suffers from an eating disorder, the entire family is impacted by the illness. Just as the child with the eating disorder will require support, so too will any siblings during what can be a very stressful and tumultuous time. Below are some resources to provide a better understanding of the sibling experience and guidance for this very difficult time.



A Space of One’s Own

A Seat at the Table: Supporting Siblings of Eating Disorder Patients

When Your Sibling Has an Eating Disorder

Talking to Young Children About Eating Disorders

What if More than one Child in the Family is Struggling with an Eating Disorder?


Kym Advocates: Ending the Silence!


Eating Disorders: A Sibling’s Perspective

Siblings of Those With Eating Disorders: More than Support

Shared by Parents

Supporting Siblings: A thread from the ATDT Forum