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Join the founder of The Full Bloom Project for a regular dose of body-positive parenting wisdom. Zoë Bisbing, LCSW, body-positive psychotherapist and mother of three, brings together diverse experts to connect the dots between research and activism in child and adolescent development, mental and physical health, nutrition, social justice, intersectionality, and eating disorder prevention. Each episode distills everything from scholarly research to self-help books into accessible and digestible daily parenting practices. Together we can create spaces where children of all ages, sizes, and gender expressions can naturally boost immunity to our appearance-obsessed culture, decrease risk for disordered eating and body image injury, and channel their precious resources towards more meaningful purposes; in other words, "fully bloom." 

Have a listen anywhere you get your favorite podcasts. You can find us at http://fullbloomproject.com and on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

The Full Bloom Podcast - body-positive parenting for a more embodied and inclusive next generation Zoë Bisbing, LCSW

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

Join the founder of The Full Bloom Project for a regular dose of body-positive parenting wisdom. Zoë Bisbing, LCSW, body-positive psychotherapist and mother of three, brings together diverse experts to connect the dots between research and activism in child and adolescent development, mental and physical health, nutrition, social justice, intersectionality, and eating disorder prevention. Each episode distills everything from scholarly research to self-help books into accessible and digestible daily parenting practices. Together we can create spaces where children of all ages, sizes, and gender expressions can naturally boost immunity to our appearance-obsessed culture, decrease risk for disordered eating and body image injury, and channel their precious resources towards more meaningful purposes; in other words, "fully bloom." 

Have a listen anywhere you get your favorite podcasts. You can find us at http://fullbloomproject.com and on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

    Does laziness exist?

    Does laziness exist?

    When was the last time you dismissed yourself or someone else as “lazy”? This conversation may change the way you look at that word. Dr. Devon Price, social psychologist, activist, and author of Laziness Does Not Exist joins for a discussion about the origins and legacy of ‘the laziness lie’  and how to arm young people with the skills they need to advocate for themselves and hold on to their “good enoughness” in a culture that tells us we should always be doing more.

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    • 41 min
    How can we change the conversation around weight-based teasing?

    How can we change the conversation around weight-based teasing?

    This week we’re joined by Jessica Saunders, a feminist trained developmental scientist working to promote positive developmental outcomes across the lifespan and identify ways that negative body experiences can be improved.  We discuss the effect of weight-based teasing in school and how teachers are unprepared to have these conversations with students. But who teaches the teachers? Listeners will learn about Jessica’s research on the Comprehensive School Health Approach and how we can work towards weight-neutral health promotion.

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    • 33 min
    Why do we need to de-medicalize fatness? with Marquisele Mercedes

    Why do we need to de-medicalize fatness? with Marquisele Mercedes

    This week we’re joined by Marquisele Mercedes, a writer and doctoral student working at the intersection of public health, fat studies, and scholarship on race/ism. We discuss the need for intersectional representation in spaces challenging oppression, how racism and sizeism show up on the playground, why language policies don’t work, and much more. In this conversation encompassing both academic scholarship and lived experience, listeners will think critically about the language we use with each other and imagine how much safer, humane, and healthier the world could be if we learned to de-medicalize fatness.

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    • 37 min
    [repost] How do I use the toddler years to set the stage for body-positivity? with Dr. Tovah P. Klein, Phd

    [repost] How do I use the toddler years to set the stage for body-positivity? with Dr. Tovah P. Klein, Phd

    In this episode from season 2, “the Toddler Whisperer” Dr. Tovah Klein shares how parents can plant seeds for a child’s lifelong success during the toddler years. She explains the “toddler paradox,” gives us insight into the toddler mind, and shares practical tips for feeding toddlers without power struggles.

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    • 42 min
    What if feeding my kids feels too darn hard? With Jennifer Anderson of @kidseatincolor

    What if feeding my kids feels too darn hard? With Jennifer Anderson of @kidseatincolor

    What good is the knowledge that research says family meals are associated with better academic performance and lower rates of depression, eating disorders, and substance use if you’re struggling to get out of bed. And who could possibly care about how many servings of fruit and vegetables is optimal for your kid if you can’t even access fresh produce… or figure out how to use it before it rots in your fridge….or can’t figure out how to get your kid to accept anything other than white food? Jennifer Anderson, the dietitian turned influencer behind @kidseatincolor, is here to offer loads of compassion and guidance to those of us who are parenting at the bottom, struggling to make ends meet, fighting with picky eaters, and feeling desperate to just do a little better.  

    • 51 min
    How does physical education both help and harm?

    How does physical education both help and harm?

    All kids need to move, but not all kids get to move. While physical education programs level the socio-economic playing field and plant critical seeds for  life-long love of movement, they are also responsible for the grim practice of school-based BMI measurement programs. Berkley Public Health epidemiologist, Dr. Hannah Thompson, joins to fill us in on the state of physical education today and what the research says about what helps… and what unintentionally harms. 

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Shagovac ,

2 daughters here and this is a must listen

All the hard conversation in one podcast! Thank you for these topics and talks!! Soo needed you and here you are!

JAtluri ,

Love the topics covered

Great podcast episodes for a positive approach to parenting

fashionablyyours ,

Body positivity

Great body positivity and great conversations!

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