Respectful Parenting

134: Beyond Sex Education with Dr. Nadine Thornhill

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 18, 2021

“Do you know what happens to your body when you get older?” “Um…you get hairy in some places?” “Yeah…other things happen too.  We’ll get you some books.”   That was what I learned about sex education when I was seven – I was always grateful that I learned it from my parents (who were pretty terrified to…

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What Carys wants you to know about your children’s feelings

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 11, 2021

After dinner a few days ago, Carys randomly started telling us that if we want to understand some of the things she’s feeling, we should cast our minds back to when we were children and remember how we would have felt about it at the time.  The conversation continued as we explored more of her…

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129: The physical reasons you yell at your kids

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 7, 2021

Why do we yell at our children – even when we know we shouldn’t? Why isn’t just knowing what to do enough to actually interact with our children in a way that aligns with our values? For many of us, the reason we struggle to actually implement the ideas we know we want to use…

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SYPM 011: Untigering with Iris Chen

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 29, 2021

In this episode we talk with Iris Chen about her new book, Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent. Iris admits to being a parent who engaged in “yelling, spanking, and threatening with unreasonable consequences” – but far from becoming a well-behaved, obedient child, her son fought back.  The harder she punished, the more…

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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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