59 episodes

Join the founders of The Full Bloom Project for a weekly dose of body-positive parenting wisdom. Zoë Bisbing, LCSW and Leslie Bloch, LCSW-R are both New York City-based adolescent eating disorder psychotherapists, mothers of two, and research-junkies. They are on a mission to teach parents everywhere how to transform their home environment into a place where children can naturally boost immunity to our appearance obsessed culture, so they can channel their precious resources towards more meaningful purposes; in other words, "fully bloom." Each week they speak with experts in fields as diverse as child and adolescent mental health, pediatric nutrition, Health at Every Size, and eating disorder prevention, and distill everything from scholarly research to self-help books into accessible and digestible daily parenting practices.
Have a listen anywhere you get your favorite podcasts. You can find us at fullbloomproject.com and on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

The Full Bloom Podcast - for body-positive parenting Leslie Bloch, LCSW-R & Zoë Bisbing, LCSW

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Join the founders of The Full Bloom Project for a weekly dose of body-positive parenting wisdom. Zoë Bisbing, LCSW and Leslie Bloch, LCSW-R are both New York City-based adolescent eating disorder psychotherapists, mothers of two, and research-junkies. They are on a mission to teach parents everywhere how to transform their home environment into a place where children can naturally boost immunity to our appearance obsessed culture, so they can channel their precious resources towards more meaningful purposes; in other words, "fully bloom." Each week they speak with experts in fields as diverse as child and adolescent mental health, pediatric nutrition, Health at Every Size, and eating disorder prevention, and distill everything from scholarly research to self-help books into accessible and digestible daily parenting practices.
Have a listen anywhere you get your favorite podcasts. You can find us at fullbloomproject.com and on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

    54: How do I help my kid with stress eating? with A. Janet Tomiyama, PhD

    54: How do I help my kid with stress eating? with A. Janet Tomiyama, PhD

    We’re joined by health psychologist Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama this week to respond to a listener’s question about her child stress eating every afternoon after school. (And in these stressful times, this question feels more timely than ever!) What is stress eating, and how should we approach it as parents? We learn about Dr. Tomiyama’s research findings, explore how the research applies to real life, and identify strategies for coping with stress that kids and parents alike can put into practice today.
    Read the full show notes for this episode. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/podcast-episodes/episode-54)
    Get our ABC Guide to Body-Positive Parenting. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/resources/abc-guide)
    Submit a question for season 3. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/askaquestion)

    • 40 min
    53: How can I support my daughter when it's normal at her school for girls to dislike their bodies? with Phillippa Diedrichs, PhD

    53: How can I support my daughter when it's normal at her school for girls to dislike their bodies? with Phillippa Diedrichs, PhD

    Season 3 premiere! We’re kicking off the season with our first body-positive parenting in real life question, from a listener wondering how to handle peer and friend influences on her middle school-aged daughter’s body image. We’re joined by the highly accomplished Dr. Phillippa Diedrichs to learn about the research on the causes and consequences of low body confidence, and what interventions really do help improve body image. We cover boutique fitness classes, athleisure, bonding through body talk, an exercise for parents to work on their own body image, and more.
    Read the full show notes for this episode. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/podcast-episodes/episode-53)
    Get our ABC Guide to Body-Positive Parenting. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/resources/abc-guide)
    Submit a question for season 3. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/askaquestion)

    • 35 min
    52: What is fat activism? with Virgie Tovar

    52: What is fat activism? with Virgie Tovar

    In our season 2 finale, author and activist Virgie Tovar shares about her philosophy to “lose hate, not weight,” discusses the history of fat activism, and explores the intersections between racism, sexism, and fatphobia. We also discuss why self-love is so essential for young girls of color. Parents will leave with tons of encouragement, suggestions, and inspiration to imagine the world you would like to live in.
    Read the full show notes for this episode. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/podcast-episodes/episode-52)
    Get our ABC Guide to Body-Positive Parenting. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/resources/abc-guide)
    Submit a question for season 3. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/askaquestion)

    • 45 min
    51: How does gender identity intersect with body positivity? with Allegra Gordon, ScD, MPH and LB Moore, M.Ed., M.Ed.

    51: How does gender identity intersect with body positivity? with Allegra Gordon, ScD, MPH and LB Moore, M.Ed., M.Ed.

    Researcher Dr. Allegra Gordon and clinician LB Moore join us for a fascinating conversation about gender and body positivity — touching on the research as well as clinical and lived experience. We discuss the unique stressors faced by trans and gender nonbinary youth, the need for a nuanced approach to body positivity, variations in appearance ideals, and their impact. We also learn how parents and providers can help strengthen protective factors for the young people in their lives.
    Read the full show notes for this episode. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/podcast-episodes/episode-51)
    Get our ABC Guide to Body-Positive Parenting. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/resources/abc-guide)
    Submit a question for season 3. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/askaquestion)

    • 45 min
    50: What's up with #cleaneating? with Suman Ambwani, PhD

    50: What's up with #cleaneating? with Suman Ambwani, PhD

    We’re joined by researcher Dr. Suman Ambwani to discuss the ubiquitous trend of “clean eating,” cleanses, and other pop culture health fads. She talks us through her research on clean eating and the risks that come with moralizing food, especially for young people. We explore the connections between clean eating and privilege, find out where our kids are getting their health information, and discuss opportunities for public health intervention.
    Read the full show notes for this episode. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/podcast-episodes/episode-50)
    Get our ABC Guide to Body-Positive Parenting. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/resources/abc-guide)
    Submit a question for season 3. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/askaquestion)

    • 44 min
    49: Why do we need to keep talking about weight stigma? with Jeffrey Hunger, PhD

    49: Why do we need to keep talking about weight stigma? with Jeffrey Hunger, PhD

    Social psychologist Dr. Jeff Hunger helps us dig deeper into the available research on weight stigma. He points out some ironic misconceptions about the impact of weight stigma, including its consequences for mental and physical health. We also discuss how parents and healthcare providers can translate research findings to their daily lives.
    Read the full show notes for this episode. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/podcast-episodes/episode-49)
    Get our ABC Guide to Body-Positive Parenting. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/resources/abc-guide)
    Submit a question for season 3. (https://www.fullbloomproject.com/askaquestion)

    • 39 min

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