Ep 150: Instilling Healthy Habits in Teens (and Parents)

Episode Summary

Sid Garza-Hillman, author of Raising Healthy Parents, joins us to discuss healthy living and how anyone can start living healthier by taking small steps every day. Plus, the importance of dealing with stress, the number one obstacle standing in the way of what parents want.

This episode will be released to the public on 08-08-2021.

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Parenting Scripts

Word-for-word examples of what to say to your teen

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1. When your teen complains about your “me time”: 

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2. If your teen says they can’t pick up a small steps approach because they are an “all or nothing” type person:

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3. Beware of grand plans to turn over a new leaf:

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4. Break down a behavior shift into manageable actions:

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5. Deal some cold hard truth about getting stuff done:

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6. If there are complaints over a veggie meal: (1 of 2)

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7. If there are complaints over a veggie meal: (2 of 2)

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8. If there are complaints over a new meal: 

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9. When a teen complains they don’t get to eat what their friends are eating:

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Complete Interview Transcript

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About Sid Garza-Hillman

Sid Garza-Hillman is the author of Raising Healthy Parents, Approaching the Natural, and, most recently, Six Truths. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy, is a public speaker, podcaster (What Sid Thinks Podcast), certified nutritionist, and Small Steps Coach–teaching his unique approach to healthy living at smallsteppers.com. 

He is the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort’s Wellness Programs Director, co-creator (with No Meat Athlete, Matt Frazier) of Health Made Simple, and Race Director of the sold-out Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon (one of only two vegan ultras in the US!).

Sid lives with his wife and teenagers in Northern California.

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