Modern Parenting

204: How to create more time by taking care of yourself

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 18, 2024

  Sara has always tried really hard to not just be a good parent, but a really good parent. The best parent. (When I coached her and her partner recently to create some content for the Parenting Membership that you’ll hear more about in a few weeks, her partner said to her: You hold everyone…

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203: How to move toward anti-racism with Kerry Cavers

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 11, 2024

  Last year I hosted a panel event in Vancouver where four people who have been active in helping us to navigate toward an anti-racist, post-patriarchal, post-capitalist future came together to share their ideas in front of a live audience.   It was a beautiful event (eventually we’ll process the video of it to share…

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Q&A#5: What really matters in parenting? Part 1

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 4, 2024

  Listener Roberta submitted a question recently on   What does the research say are the decisions that really matter in parenting?   That question immediately got my brain churning about what could be included, and how we would decide what to include, and how much of what’s included could actually be research-based.  …

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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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201: How to create a culture of consent in our families

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 14, 2024

When Carys was about three, I forced a dropper of antibiotics into her mouth to just get her to take it, so she would start to feel better. We were both tired and hangry and I didn’t see another path forward, when she was refusing something that I knew would help her. What other choice…

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