Modern Parenting

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118: Are You Raising Materialistic Kids?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 11, 2020

This episode on the topic of materialism concludes our series on the intersection of parenting and money.  Here we talk with Dr. Susanna Opree of Erasmus University Rotterdam, who studies the effect of advertising and commercial media on use, materialism, and well-being. We discuss how children’s understanding of materialism shifts as they age, the extent…

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Your Parenting Mojo SYPM 006 Mindful Mama with Hunter Clarke-Fields

SYPM 006: Mindful Mama

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 26, 2020

We’re delving a little deeper into the topic of mindfulness with none other than the Mindful Mama, Hunter Clarke-Fields!  We discuss Hunter’s journey from being triggered just as often as the rest of us, to using mindfulness techniques to center herself so she can parent more effectively.  She even walks me through an impromptu mini-meditation!…

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116: Turn Work-Family Conflict Into Work-Family Balance

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 16, 2020

Work-family conflict can seem unavoidable – especially in the era of COVID when we’re either working from home with children underfoot all day, or we’re an essential worker who has to leave the house and can’t find childcare. In this conversation with licensed psychologist Dr. Yael Schonbrun, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brown University, and…

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SYPM 005: Getting Confident About the Decision to Homeschool

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 7, 2020

  Click here to learn more about The Confident Homeschooler course!   School districts are starting to make plans to reopen – some with sneeze guards between desks; some on reduced schedules to accommodate the amount of space needed for social distancing, while some are going online-only for the Fall semester. How will your child…

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113: No Self, No Problem

By Jen Lumanlan | May 24, 2020

If you heard the recent episode on Parental Burnout, you’ll know that our identities can become really confusing when we become parents, especially for women.  On one hand, society tells us that we have to work hard and do well so we can Achieve The Dream.  And on the other hand, we’re told that a…

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