Growth & Development

130: Introduction to mindfulness and meditation with Diana Winston

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 21, 2021

“When she was younger, she wasn’t that into reading and that was like a huge deal for me.  I thought: “I’m such a reader. My daughter doesn’t love to read.” She’s still not a big reader, but it’s not hampering her in any way. She’s blossoming in fifty other ways, but when I get caught…

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SYPM 011: Untigering with Iris Chen

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 29, 2021

In this episode we talk with Iris Chen about her new book, Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent. Iris admits to being a parent who engaged in “yelling, spanking, and threatening with unreasonable consequences” – but far from becoming a well-behaved, obedient child, her son fought back.  The harder she punished, the more…

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128: Should I Redshirt My Child?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 24, 2021

Parents – worried about their child’s lack of maturity or ability to ‘fit in’ in a classroom environment – often ask me whether they should hold their child back a year before entering kindergarten or first grade.  In this episode I review the origins of the redshirting phenomenon (which lie in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers,…

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SYPM 010: From Anxious Overwhelm to Optimistic Calm

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 13, 2020

In this Sharing Your Parenting Mojo episode we hear from listener Anne, who has been in my Parenting Membership for a year now.  In our conversation we discussed the anxiety she used to feel about every aspect of parenting, including the things she wanted to teach her son to do (Spanish! Coding!) and how she…

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126: Problem Solving with Dr. Ross Greene

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 6, 2020

Let’s talk problem solving!  Many of us have tried it, but it’s so common to get stuck…and to think that the method doesn’t work, and then return in exasperation to the methods we’d been using all along.  These often involve coercion, or forcing the child to do something they don’t want to do – but…

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