21 10, 2015

Signs your teen may be using drugs or alcohol

By |2019-10-24T20:45:34+00:00October 21st, 2015|substance abuse, teen|0 Comments

  Despite all of your efforts, there may come a time when you are worried your teen may be using drugs or alcohol. Maybe you overheard them talking to their friends or saw a suspicious text or Facebook post. Maybe there is something about how your teen is acting that just doesn’t seem quite right [...]

21 07, 2015

Eating disorder recovery – What should your teen’s goal weight be?

By |2019-10-24T20:47:29+00:00July 21st, 2015|teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

When it comes to teen eating disorder recovery, weight restoration is critical. As a parent, it is important to understand how target weights should be set and not to settle for “almost,” when it comes to weight restoration. [popup url="http://www.kartiniclinic.com/blog/post/health-is-a-state-not-a-weight/" height="400" width="900" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]Here[/popup], Julie O’Toole discusses the inadequacy of standardized targets such as [...]

13 05, 2015

How to balance self-esteem and body-esteem

By |2019-10-24T20:50:45+00:00May 13th, 2015|eating disorders, teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

What's the difference between body-esteem and self-esteem and how can you keep them in balance? We all have a certain degree of body-esteem and self-esteem and while the two may overlap, they are actually very different. When body-esteem is overvalued it can have a negative impact on overall self-esteem and self-worth.  The key to [...]

5 10, 2014

Putting your teen on a diet – one dietitian’s letter to parents

By |2019-10-24T21:02:49+00:00October 5th, 2014|eating disorders, teen|0 Comments

Putting a teen on a diet can lead to unhealthy beliefs about food and their body. [popup url="http://www.melaniesilverman.com/" height="400" width="800" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]Melanie Silverman[/popup] is a dietitian who was tired of being approached by parents to put their teen on a diet, so she wrote a letter, [popup url="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-r-silverman-ms-rd-ibclc/i-refuse-to-put-your-teen_b_5911068.html" height="400" width="800" scrollbars="yes" [...]

17 08, 2014

6 Ways to Handle Power Struggles with Your Teen

By |2019-10-24T21:05:12+00:00August 17th, 2014|teen, teen eating disorder, teen trauma|0 Comments

I work with teens and families and notice that so many parents struggle with boundaries and power struggles with their teens.  That's why I invited [popup url="http://launchpadcounseling.com/mark-loewen/" height="400" width="900" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]Mark Loewen[/popup], a teen specialist and parent coach in Richmond, VA, to share ideas for handling power struggles with teens.   [...]

29 07, 2014

Yoga for Eating Disorders in Virginia Beach

By |2019-10-23T19:21:02+00:00July 29th, 2014|eating disorders, self-care, teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

A new training on yoga for eating disorders is coming to Virginia Beach.  Yoga can be a powerful addition to eating disorder therapy. I’m so excited about this training coming up at Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga on Yoga for Eating Disorders!  Chelsea Roff at Eat Breath Thrive is working with researchers at UC San Diego to conduct an [...]

25 07, 2014

Acting out at school – the impact of childhood trauma

By |2019-10-23T19:21:02+00:00July 25th, 2014|teen, teen trauma|0 Comments

In most schools, a child who is acting out by kicking the teacher, throwing chairs, or storming out of class would be suspended, expelled or placed in a special education class.  The HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools) program takes a trauma-sensitive approach to these behaviors and reduced suspensions at one school by [...]

24 07, 2014

Finding eating disorder treatment for your teen

By |2019-10-24T21:07:39+00:00July 24th, 2014|eating disorders, teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

If you have noticed signs of an eating disorder in your teen, such as changes in eating habits or over concern with body image, you might be wondering where to turn.  With the right help, teens can recover from an eating disorder and parents can be one of their greatest sources of support.  When teens [...]