Coping With Collective Trauma

Has the state of the world left you feeling off balance? These simple strategies will bring you back to center.

Why I Won't Let My Son Buy A Fitbit--Even With His Own Money

How physical activity tracking devices may be dangerous to your health!

Is Your Teen Addicted to Dieting? Try a Social Media Fast

Why a social media fast might be an essential tool for eating disorder recovery.
To The Bone

Chilled...To The Bone

Want a therapist's take on this highly publicized eating disorder film?

Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30... Oh My!

Can or should you keep to your special eating plan when your child has an eating disorder?

It Only Works If You Work It

What to do when treatment seems to "stop working"

Parents as Agents of Change

Do you feel empowered to help your child recover from an eating disorder? If not, here are some tips to help.
Dr. Joy Jacobs

One More Bite of One More Bite

Where we have been and where we are going!

Healthy Kids Depend on Healthy Parents

Forget what you read in the tabloids, strategies for a healthy body, mind and spirit post-pregnancy.

8 Steps to Becoming the Most Beautiful YOU

Becoming an EVEN BETTER version of yourself! Tips for a healthier body image.

The Power to Choose

One of the stark realities of parenthood is that we are often powerless to prevent bad things from happening to our children. We want to shield our kids from so many things and are often unable to do so. Usually the stakes are not life and death. It was at Sandy Hook and it is in eating disorders treatment. Parents do have power in treatment decisions. Use it wisely.

Parents As Heroes

Confronting fears with your child is the most powerful intervention.

Food Fights and Sibling Rivalry

It is our biology to crave delicious food and to outwit others to get it…except when it is not. Family mealtimes can fuel a new brand of sibling warfare when one child at the table refuses to eat.

Taking Notes

Holiday meals are a time for us to come together with loved ones in shared celebration. When an eating disorder takes a seat at the table, food can literally go flying, sending everyone into a tailspin.

We Can Do More and Better

Effective eating disorders treatment should not have to be a luxury. Our kids’ lives depend on us all doing more and better.

Giving Thanks (and Relief)

I tend to see families in their darkest hours. As a way of helping you through the holiday eating season, I will answer your most urgent questions on family-based treatment for eating disorders.

A Good Start

We all grew up hearing “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” When you have a child with an eating disorder, every nutritious meal is vital.