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104: How to help a child to overcome anxiety

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 26, 2020

Listeners have been asking me for an episode on supporting anxious children for a loooooong time, but I was really struggling to find anyone who didn’t take a behaviorist-based approach (where behaviors are reinforced using the parent’s attention (or stickers) or the withdrawal of the parent’s attention or other ‘privileges.’). Long-time listeners will see that…

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103: How to raise a child who uses their uniqueness to create happiness

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 12, 2020

Dr. Rose defines a Dark Horse as someone who uses a variety of unusual strategies like understanding their ‘micromotives’ and not worrying about their overall destination and to focus instead on more immediate goals to create a fulfilled life. In his book he focuses on the paths adults have followed to become Dark Horses, which…

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102: From confusion and conflict to confident parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 28, 2019

Do you ever feel ‘lost’ in your parenting?  Like you’ve read all the books (and even listened to the podcast episodes!) and you’ve agreed with them in principle, but somehow nothing ever seems to change? Your family feels directionless; you just muddle along having the same old fights with your partner about the same old…

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099: How to parent highly sensitive children

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 15, 2019

Is your child Highly Sensitive?  Does it sometimes feel as though you don’t understand them, and struggle to support them in the ways it seems they need to be supported?  Or does your child experience and process things more deeply than other children, but this is the first time you’re hearing about High Sensitivity? In…

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095: Ask the American Academy of Pediatrics!

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 21, 2019

A couple of months ago, when I was interviewing listener Rose Hoberman for her Sharing Your Parenting Mojo episode, she casually mentioned after we got off air that her father in law – Dr. Benard Dreyer – is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and would I like her to make…

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