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122: Self-Compassion for Parents

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 18, 2020

In this episode we draw together threads from across a number of recent episodes.  Most obviously it picks up on our interview with Dr. Moira Mikolajczak where we discussed parental burn-out.  After that episode concluded, Dr. Mikolajcak and I emailed a bit about tools that could potentially help parents and the primary one she found…

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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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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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111: Parental Burn Out

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 26, 2020

Do you often feel anxious or irritated, especially when you’re around your child? Do you often feel like you might snap, perhaps even threatening violence if they don’t do what you say? Are you so disconnected from them that you sometimes consider walking out and never coming back? If you have, it’s possible that you’re…

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101: What happens after divorce – and how it impacts children

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 13, 2019

This is the third episode in our series on parental relationships – and the lack thereof…  We started with episode 35, which was called “All Joy and No Fun,” where we learned how children can be one of the greatest joys of a parent’s life – but that all the daily chores and struggles can…

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