As the parent of a child suffering from bulimia, you can feel as helpless as they do. There is no pill your child can take for a quick and complete “cure.” Every person’s progress from where they are to where they need to be is different, so it’s difficult for parents to know how they can help facilitate a full recovery. At our teen eating disorder recovery center, we encourage parents to focus less on specific steps they can take and more on creating an environment for healing. This includes:
Being educated. Dealing with a situation you know nothing about can be frustrating and depressing. Learn as much as you can about your child’s condition and the different approaches for treating it. Then share what you’ve learned with them. Your commitment to having the facts will help them feel understood and supported.