Parents’ FAQ #6
What causes an eating disorder; is it the parent's fault?
There is no single known cause for eating disorders, so we never place blame on the parents. However, you are very significant people in your child’s life and your involvement and openness to explore your own issues can greatly enhance your child’s recovery. See the article Raising Resilient Children in an Eating Disordered Culture for more information, and our page on Causes, Prevention and Treatment.