Respectful Parenting

209: How to get on the same page as your parenting partner

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 14, 2024

Do you ever fight with your partner?   Do you ever fight with your partner about parenting?   (Pretty much all of the couples I work with do both of those things.)   And these arguments tend to follow a pretty well-defined formula:   Child misbehaves. Parent A gets overwhelmed, criticizes the child and snaps…

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208: Three reasons why setting limits is hard (and what to do about each of them)

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 7, 2024

Do you ever wish that you know the appropriate logical consequence to give your child (aged 1-10) for each different kind of misbehavior you see?   When your toddler empties the water out of the dog’s bowl for the 10th time today… When your preschooler climbs on the table three minutes after you told them…

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207: How to not be a permissive parent

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 31, 2024

Sometimes when listeners write to me, fun things happen! 🤪   Listener Diana replied to a recent email because she had listened to quite a lot of my episodes (although more of the earlier ones than the recent ones) and she was generally on board with my approach.   But she was having a hard…

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206: How to find yourself as a parent

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 24, 2024

It can be really hard to see what’s happening in our struggles with our children. They refuse to go to bed at bedtime; we’re at home alone all day with a baby who doesn’t like being put down, and our older child who is now being aggressive, and there’s no time for us to even…

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205: How patriarchy hurts us…all of us

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 10, 2024

I have to admit, I’m a bit scared to say it… The P-word… “Patriarchy.”(Phew!  I did it!)I know some listeners find it hard to hear. I’ve spoken with more than one woman who has told me: “I sent your podcast to my husband but then he heard the word “Patriarchy” and it was all over.…

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