Growth & Development

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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Q&A #1: Should I let my child hit me, or a pillow?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 22, 2023

Explore the question of how to help your preschooler manage anger in this episode. Should you consider buying inflatable boxing gloves or sticking with hitting a pillow? Delve into the options and their implications to make the best choice for your child.

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