Learning & School

132: How implicit bias affects my child (Part 2)

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 21, 2021

Do we really know what implicit bias is, and whether we have it? This is the second episode on our two-part series on implicit bias; the first part was an interview with Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, former Dean of the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and co-creator of the Implicit Association Test. But the body…

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131: Implicit Bias with Dr. Mahzarin Banaji

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 7, 2021

Explicitly, nobody really believes in gender stereotypes anymore, but when we look at the world, and who’s where and how much money people make, and so on, it still seems to be there. And the answer to that is yeah, because it’s there. It’s just not something we say. It’s more of something we do.…

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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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127: Doing Self-Directed Education

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 17, 2020

When parents first hear about interest-led learning (also known as self-directed education), they may wonder: why on earth would we do that?  And how would my child learn without anyone teaching them? Many parents start down this path with only an inkling of where it may end up taking them and I think this is…

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Banner image for Your Parenting Mojo Podcast episode 121. The title How to support your perfectionist child is written on the righthand portion of the image with the Your Parenting Mojo logo beneath it with caption Research-based ideas to help kids thrive. An image of a hand with scissor positioned to cut a single blade of grass that is protruding from an otherwise manicured lawn is on the left side of the image.

121: How To Support Your Perfectionist Child

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 5, 2020

Parents often reach out to me to ask how they can support their perfectionist children, who can’t seem to cope with failure. I’ve been on the lookout for someone to talk with us for a while, but just as with our episode on anxiety, it took quite some searching to find an expert who doesn’t…

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