Useful links

Books for Parents of a Youth with an Eating Disorder:

Anorexia and other Eating Disorders: How to help your child eat well and be well. Practical solutions, compassionate communication tools and emotional support for parents of children and teenagers.
Eva Musby (Aprica, 2014)

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
Lock, J. & Le Grange, D. (2004). New York: The Guilford Press

A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders: Spotting the Stealth Bomber and Other Symbolic Approaches
Boachie, A., Jasper, K. & Katzman, D. (2011). Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Eating Disorders: A Parents' Guide
Bryant-Waugh, R. & Lask, B. (2004). Routledge

My Kid is Back: Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa
Alexander, J. & Le Grange, D. (2010). Routledge

Eating With Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatments and Yours Can Too
Collins, L. (2004). McGraw-Hill

Skills-Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method
Treasure, J., Smith, G., Crane, A. (2007). Routledge

Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide to Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Katzman, D. & Pinhas, L. (2005). Toronto: Robert Rose Inc

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends
Siegel, M. (2009). Harper Perennial

The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home
Herrin, M. & Matsumoto, N. (2007). Gurze Books

Other Books we like:

You Have to Say I'm Pretty, You're My Mother: How to Help Your Daughter Learn to Love Her Body and Herself
Pierson, S. & Cohen, P. (2003). Simon & Schuster

When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence
Friedman, S. (2000). Firefly books

200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem
Glennon, W. (1999). Conari Press

Suggested Websites


Maudley Parents

Around the Dinner Table

Academy for Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorders Recovery Today

Hope's Garden

Eating With Your Anorexic

Eating Disorders: Victoria

Kelty Eating Disorders

ED Catalogue

Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders


Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

National Eating Disorder Information Center

Empowered Parents

Something Fishy

National Initiative for Eating Disorders

Workbooks that Might Help Your Teen Cope During Treatment:

What's Eating You?: A workbook for teens with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
Nelson, T. (2008). Instant Help

The Anorexia Nervosa Workbook
Heffner, M., Eifert, G. (2004). New Harbinger Publications.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia
Astrachan-Fletcher, E., & Maslar, M. (2009). New Harbinger Publications

The Bulimia Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Stop Bingeing and Purging
Schab, L.M. (2010). Instant Help

The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook
McCabe, R., McFarlane, T., Olmstead, M. (2004). New Harbinger Publications

Don't Let Your Emotions Run your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others
Van Dijk, S. (2011). Instant Help.

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens
Schab, L. (2008). Instant Help.

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens
Shannon, J., Shannon, D., Padesky, C. (2012). Instant Help

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
Biegel, G. (2010). Instant Help

Free From OCD: A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Sisemore, T. (2010). Instant Help

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