Growth & Development

202: How to Heal from Adverse Childhood Experiences with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Jackie Thu-Huong Wong

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 28, 2024

My mom died when I was 10, and for a while people in our small village would look at my sister and me as if we were ‘special’ in some weird way. By the time I was a young adult that was just one of a stew of difficult experiences I’d had, and I also…

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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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Q&A 4: Is it safe to delay math learning?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 30, 2023

Join us in exploring the idea of delaying math learning for young children and whether there’s a “critical window” similar to language development. Listener Lindsay’s concerns about delayed math learning are addressed, including potential long-term effects, self-perception, and academic prospects.

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180: How to get your children to stop fighting

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 26, 2023

Discover the key reasons behind sibling fighting and effective strategies to address them in this episode. Get to the root of the problem and learn actionable methods to reduce conflicts between your children. Put an end to sibling rivalry and bring more peace to your family.

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Q&A #2: How do we help children who are ‘falling behind’ without using milestones?

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 19, 2023

In this thought-provoking Q&A episode, Janet tackles a challenging question from a special education preschool teacher about the treatment of autistic children. She explores the idea that sometimes no treatment might be the best option, rather than rushing into intervention immediately after diagnosis. This episode serves as a conversation starter, offering alternative perspectives for parents to consider in their journey.

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