Respectful Parenting

217: How to end the video game struggles

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 21, 2024

Video games can be tough. Our kids enjoy them so much…but can’t tear their eyes away from them when time’s up without a meltdown. Some games, like Fortnite and Roblox, can be really violent, and aren’t our kids learning bad messages when they play? Plus even if they aren’t playing something violent, they aren’t really…

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215: Why will no-one play with me?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 30, 2024

Discover insights on why no one will play with your child and explore effective strategies for building social skills in children. Learn from the book ‘Why Will No One Play With Me’ and find practical advice for helping little children make friends and enhance their social interactions.

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214: Ask Alvin Anything: Part 2

By Jen Lumanlan | May 26, 2024

Want to know how my autism self-diagnosis has affected my relationship with my husband? (I will apologize to autistic listeners here as an ableist perspective is still something we’re working on, and he also uses some outdated terminology probably from an old book he’s started twice – but not yet finished – on supporting partners…

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213: How to stop using power over your child (and still get things done)

By Jen Lumanlan | May 12, 2024

Do you hate punishing (with Time Outs, withdrawing privileges, or even yelling at) your child?   Do you feel guilty after you punish them, wishing there was a way to just get them to listen?   And do bribes (“If you brush your teeth now, you can have 5 minutes of screen time…”) feel just…

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211: How to raise a child who doesn’t experience shame

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 28, 2024

Are there parts of yourself that you don’t share with other people?   Things that you think: “If people knew that about me, they wouldn’t love me / they’d think I’m a terrible person / they wouldn’t even want to be around me”?   When you mess up, does it seem like it’s not that you…

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