Modern Parenting

Dismantling White Supremacy and Patriarchy on MLK Day

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 18, 2021

In this short ad hoc episode that was originally recorded as a Facebook Live, I discuss ways that my family is working on dismantling both white supremacy and patriarchy (and having a go at capitalism while we’re at it!) this Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.  The best part is that this doesn’t have…

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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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SYPM 010: From Anxious Overwhelm to Optimistic Calm

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 13, 2020

In this Sharing Your Parenting Mojo episode we hear from listener Anne, who has been in my Parenting Membership for a year now.  In our conversation we discussed the anxiety she used to feel about every aspect of parenting, including the things she wanted to teach her son to do (Spanish! Coding!) and how she…

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SYPM 009: How to Set Boundaries in Parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 29, 2020

My guest for this episode is life coach and reparenting expert Xavier Dagba, who is here to discuss the topic of boundaries in parenting. We don’t tend to learn much about having boundaries when we’re young, because our culture teaches that children shouldn’t really need or have them (and those of us who are using…

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125: Should you worry about technoference?

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 20, 2020

I often hear two related ideas about adults’ screen usage around children. Sometimes the parent asking the question guiltily confesses to using screens around their children more than they would like, and to using screens as a momentary escape from the demands of parenting. Or the parent asking the question feels that they have found…

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