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110: How to Dismantle Patriarchy Through Parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 13, 2020

We began this mini-series a few weeks ago as listener Brian Stout and I co-interviewed Dr. Carol Gilligan as an introduction to the topic of patriarchy, how it is present in every aspect of raising our children, and the negative impacts it has on our children’s lives – both on boys and girls. The interview with…

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093: Parenting children of non-dominant cultures

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 23, 2019

We’ve done a LOT of episodes specifically for white parents by now: White privilege in parenting: What it is and what to do about it White privilege in schools Talking with children about race Teaching children about topics like slavery and the Civil Rights Movement Do I have privilege? In this episode we turn the…

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050: How to raise emotionally healthy boys

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 5, 2017

“Be a man.”  “Boys don’t cry.”  “Don’t be a sissy.” Boys hear these things all the time – from parents, from teachers, from friends and peers.  What does it do to their emotional lives when they crave close relationships but society tells them to keep emotional distance from others? Join my guest Alan Turkus and…

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049: How to raise a girl with a healthy body image

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 22, 2017

Folks, this one is personal for me.  As someone with an ~ahem~ family history of disordered thinking about body image, it is very, very high on my priority list to get this right with my daughter.  Dr. Renee Engeln, author of the book Beauty Sick, helps us sort through issues like: Should I tell my…

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041: Siblings: Why do they fight, and what can we do about it?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 18, 2017

Hot on the heels of our last episode on whether only children really are as bad as their reputation, this week’s episode is for the 80% of families (in the U.S., at least) who have more than one child. How do siblings impact each other’s development?  What should we make of the research on how…

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