150: How to avoid passing on an eating disorder to our child with Dr. Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit

This episode is a continuation of the series on the intersection of children and food.  We’ve also heard from Dr. Lindo Bacon on busting myths about fat, Dr. Michael Goran on how sugar affects our children, Dr. Karen Throsby with a more high-level view on the sugar topic, and Ellyn Satter on her Division of Responsibility approach.


My guest in this episode, Dr. Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, co-author with Dr. James Lock of Parents with Eating Disorders: An Intervention Guide.  The book is written for professionals but it’s short and very approachable and may be beneficial for parents who are navigating disordered eating as well.


In the episode we discuss:

  • The impacts of disordered eating on children’s health and wellbeing (which were more extensive than even I had realized)
  • The ways that disordered eating impact our parenting
  • How parents can begin to heal so these patterns don’t get passed down to the next generation



About the author, Jen

Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) hosts the Your Parenting Mojo podcast (www.YourParentingMojo.com), which examines scientific research related to child development through the lens of respectful parenting.

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