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May 31, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Supporting Loved Ones with Eating Disorders

May 31, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Eating disorders (ED) can be very dangerous and often hard to treat. This is partly due to their complex nature, which usually involves influences we are unable to control or manage. Suffice it to say, ED are about far more than food. Negative body image based on unrealistic societal norms around beauty are part of the problem; the influence of family, peers and authority figures is another dimension. [More]

March 20, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Learning to Fail

March 20, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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As a parent, the desire to shield your child from failure is instinctive. Although we tend to always view failure in a negative light, there are actually two kinds of failure: positive failure and negative failure. Helping children understand that there is a way to move beyond failure helps diminish the fear of learning or trying new things. [More]