It’s challenging for parents to know how much to involve themselves in their teen’s recovery. When a teen is staying at an eating disorder treatment center in California, the patient and their care team set boundaries. When the teen returns home and her parents want to show their support without stepping into the work still being done, they might consider becoming community advocates for eating disorder causes.
This is just one way to stay active and involved in the recovery of your teen while also healing yourself through the act of service. Giving of your time and efforts is not only cathartic, it’s empowering for anyone recovering or helping another recover from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder.