Culture & Race

198: The connection between your ideas about childhood and politics with Dr. Toby Rollo

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 26, 2023

  A couple of years ago I was watching a session of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education‘s online conference by unschooling advocate Idzie Desmerais. At some point she dropped a quote into her presentation that I jotted down but didn’t think much of at the time:   What if your ideas about politics were just…

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197: What to do about reward and punishment systems at school with Denise Suarez

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 12, 2023

  This is the first in a series of ‘back to basics’ episodes here on the show, where we’ll look at the everyday challenges you’re facing as a parent. (Have an idea for an episode? Share it on this thread in our free Facebook group [insert link], send us a max 2 minute video of…

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189: Childhood Unlimited with Virginia Mendez

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 13, 2023

Explore the impact of gender messages in children’s books, films, toys, and language in this enlightening episode with Virginia Mendez, author of “Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias.” Learn how cultural ideas are passed on and how you can help your children develop a more inclusive and equitable understanding of gender.

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Q&A #3: Why do you have to go to work?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 25, 2023

Answering kids’ questions about why parents go to work is essential. In this episode, we explore how capitalism, patriarchy, and family dynamics intersect in your responses.

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171: How Good People Can Create A More Just Future with Dr. Dolly Chugh

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 6, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Dolly Chugh, author of ‘A More Just Future,’ explores why well-intentioned individuals often act counter to their values, especially in the realm of social justice. Discover how to bridge the gap between beliefs and actions in this eye-opening discussion.

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