I am part of a Facebook support group, Mothers Against Eating Disorders; it is a powerful community of empathetic and educated women. It was someone on that page that put this article, A Surefire Way to Give your Kid an Eating Disorder on my radar. The author is a total idiot and self-promoter who also happens to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker which means that there are likely people who think she knows what she's talking about. She does not.
I don't mind when people I meet only possess erroneous information about eating disorders. That was me before I got educated. So, no problem, I am happy to educate you. I am honored to educate you.
But this therapist is rehashing old, disproven, tired tropes and people may be harmed by listening to her rather than getting evidence-based treatment.
I never did one single thing on her list of "surefire ways to give your kid an eating disorder." My family has been certified happy, healthy, loving, supportive and eminently functional by multiple clinicans. Sure kids with eating disorders come from parents and home like the ones she describes; that's because kids with eating disorders come from all different types of families.
As was eloquently asked in the comments of that post, would a person DARE to write an article about surefire ways to give your kid cancer? Absolutely not. Even though some kids with cancer have horrible parents and terrible home lives.
Correlation does not equal causation. It's science. Michelle Lewis, LCSW ought to investigate it.