Parents First

174: Support for Neurodivergent Parents with Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian & Sara Goodrich

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 18, 2022

This episode is dedicated to supporting neurodivergent parents. Dr. A offers insights and resources to help identify neurodivergence in yourself or your partner and find the support you need. It’s especially relevant for parents who may have gone undiagnosed into adulthood.

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169: How to take care of yourself first with Liann Jensen

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 9, 2022

In this episode, Liann shares her challenging journey into motherhood, from traumatic childbirth to a miscarriage and a subsequent pregnancy, all against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her toddler, Hewitt, struggled to adapt to the new baby, leading to behavioral issues that left Liann feeling overwhelmed and angry.

Discover how Liann learned to navigate these challenges and underwent transformative shifts in her parenting approach. By embracing self-compassion and unconventional solutions, she found a path that worked for her family. The episode emphasizes the power of non-cognitive shifts, where new insights become an integral part of the parenting journey.

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SYPM 020: Preparing for the afterbirth with Renee Reina

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 4, 2022

Renee Reina of The Mom Room shares her experience of setting boundaries with visitors after giving birth, creating a calm and peaceful environment. Discover how to navigate those early days of motherhood on your terms, regardless of societal norms.

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136: Mother’s Day Momifesto

By Jen Lumanlan | May 8, 2021

As we transition from the liminal space of COVID-19, it’s a chance to rethink the world we want to create. Do we simply return to the old “normal,” or can we envision something better? Explore the possibilities in this Mother’s Day Momifesto, from deeper connections to reevaluating priorities and supporting families. It’s time to shape a more meaningful future.

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135: 5 reasons respectful parenting is so hard

By Jen Lumanlan | May 2, 2021

Discover the reasons why respectful parenting is challenging and what you can do about them in this episode. Learn why parents often feel exhausted despite adopting respectful parenting practices and how to overcome common obstacles in this approach to parenting. Gain insights from expert perspectives and real-life experiences to help you navigate the difficulties of respectful parenting.

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