176: How to begin healing shame with A.J. Bond

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 29, 2023

In this episode, we explore the complex emotion of shame and its origins in our childhood experiences. Our guest, A.J. Bond, shares insights into the different types of shame and how some forms of shame can be helpful. We also delve into the crucial topic of healing from toxic shame to prevent passing it on to our own children.

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175: I’ll be me; can you be you?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 8, 2023

In this highly personal episode, I share my journey of self-diagnosis with autism and how it’s provided clarity and insight into my life experiences. You’ll hear voicemails from my therapist explaining my screening results and conversations with friends about friendship challenges. I address listener feedback, discussing how my podcast episodes are perceived as both helpful and judgmental. The goal is to help you understand yourself better and recognize that your child’s struggles reflect their needs, not a need for fixing. It’s about better understanding and meeting those needs for both you and your child.

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167: Healing and Helping with Mutual Aid with Dean Spade

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 25, 2022

In this enlightening conversation with Dean Spade, we delve into the concept of mutual aid, exploring how it offers a more effective alternative to traditional volunteering. We discuss the healing power of community and how mutual aid can address the systemic challenges we face. This episode sheds light on how these ideas relate to parenting, especially in the context of the Taming Your Triggers workshop.

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159: Supporting Girls’ Relationships with Dr. Marnina Gonick

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 19, 2022

Explore the intricacies of girls’ relationships in our culture with Dr. Marnina Gonick. In this episode, we discuss why girls may sometimes exhibit “mean” behaviors and whether these are choices or influenced by societal pressures. Gain valuable insights from Dr. Gonick, a Canada Research Chair in Gender, as she delves into girls’ roles in our society and their potential to bring about change. Stay tuned for more on boys’ relationships in upcoming episodes.

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157: How to find your village

By Jen Lumanlan | May 19, 2022

In a special episode, listeners Jenny and Emma share their transformative journey of support. They started with different challenges but found solutions through connection within a parent community. Emma and her husband improved their communication, and Jenny resolved sleep and behavior issues with her son. Discover the power of collective support within the Parenting Membership.

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