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119: Aligning Your Parenting With Your Values

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 7, 2020

Ever have a vague sense that your interactions with your child aren’t quite aligned with your values…but aren’t quite sure what to do about it?   Have you been to a protest and shouted “Black Lives Matter!  Fight the Power!”…and then gone home and forced your child to brush their teeth?   Have you chastised…

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118: Are You Raising Materialistic Kids?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 11, 2020

This episode on the topic of materialism concludes our series on the intersection of parenting and money.  Here we talk with Dr. Susanna Opree of Erasmus University Rotterdam, who studies the effect of advertising and commercial media on use, materialism, and well-being. We discuss how children’s understanding of materialism shifts as they age, the extent…

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112: How to Set up a Play Room

By Jen Lumanlan | May 10, 2020

One of the things people email me wanting to know about most often is “what does the research say about how to set up a play room? What toys should I buy that will have the greatest benefit for my child’s learning and development?” I’d actually been putting off doing this episode for a while,…

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109: Education in a time between worlds

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 30, 2020

It seems pretty clear that we are in a societal ‘liminal space’ right now, which is a threshold between what we have known until now and what we will know in the future. We are also in a liminal space related to learning and education, as schools hastily try to move learning online (despite disparities…

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107: The impact of consumerism on children

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 8, 2020

A few weeks ago we talked with Dr. Brad Klontz about the ‘money scripts’ that we pass on to our children – perhaps unintentionally – if we fail to examine these and make conscious decisions about the messages we want to convey about money to our children. Today we continue our series on the intersection…

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