Modern Parenting

021: Talk Sex Today!

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 15, 2017

I was scrolling down my Facebook feed recently when I saw a post in a parenting group saying “My two year-old daughter seems to have a “special relationship” with her rocking horse.  Is she masturbating?”  And I thought to myself “Whoa, two year-olds masturbate?  I gotta do an episode on this!”  So I looked around…

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020: How do I get my child to do what I want them to do?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 8, 2017

Parenting is tough, huh?  Sometimes it feels like we spend a lot of our time asking our daughter to do things…and asking again…and finding a more creative way to ask.  We’re going to get some great advice on this next week from Julie King, co-author of the new book How to Talk so Little Kids…

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019: Raising your Child in a Digital World: Interview with Dr. Kristy Goodwin

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 1, 2017

  Did your child receive a digital device as a gift over the holidays? Have you been able to prise it out of his/her hands yet? Regular listeners might recall that we did an episode recently called “Really, how bad is screen time for my child?” where we went into the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines…

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018: The Spiritual Child: Possibly exaggerated, conclusions uncertain

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 26, 2016

  Someone in a parenting group on Facebook suggested I do an episode on The Spiritual Child, by Dr. Lisa Miller.  My first thought was that it didn’t really sound like my cup of tea but I was willing to read it and at least see what it had to say. I was surprised by…

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017: Don’t bother trying to increase your child’s self-esteem

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 19, 2016

  Self-Esteem When I first started researching this episode I thought it would be a bit of a slam-dunk.  Self-esteem is a good thing, right? I was really surprised to find that there’s little evidence that self-esteem helps children to do better in school, or even be happier, so there’s a good deal of disagreement…

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