Episode 117: What Resistant Children Can Teach Us About Change

May 13, 2020

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Episode Overview

Some of the greatest lessons about growth, change, and resilience can be found as we parent our kids, especially our resistant kids. In this episode, Balance365 co-founder Jennifer Campbell shares the realizations she made while trying to homeschool a resistant child during the COVID-19 pandemic. She applies what she learned to health, wellness, and weight loss goals. To the rebels in the audience, this episode is for you. Learn how you can use your resistance and desire for autonomy to your advantage when working towards your goals.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode

  • How to create a structure that’s just right
  • That you should always give yourself options
  • How you can connect your actions to your future self
  • How kids learning to think about their future relates to you thinking about your future
  • That one day, one meal, one workout won’t make or break you, but the cumulative effects of making choices make a difference
  • Health and wellness behaviors shouldn’t have to feel like hard work every day, but there is some discomfort that will lead to positive change
  • How putting the uncomfortable work in now can make life more enjoyable later


Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!