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118: Are You Raising Materialistic Kids?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 11, 2020

This episode on the topic of materialism concludes our series on the intersection of parenting and money.  Here we talk with Dr. Susanna Opree of Erasmus University Rotterdam, who studies the effect of advertising and commercial media on use, materialism, and well-being. We discuss how children’s understanding of materialism shifts as they age, the extent…

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117: Socialization and Pandemic Pods

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 26, 2020

One of the questions I see asked most often in parenting forums these days is some variation on: “I’m worried about my child’s socialization now that it looks like daycares, preschools and schools have been closed for several months and will likely remain closed for several more months. Can someone please tell me if I…

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115: Reducing the Impact of Advertising to Children

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 5, 2020

We’re almost (but not quite!) at the end of our lengthy series on the intersection of money and parenting.  Most recently, we talked with Dr. Allison Pugh to try to understand the answer to the question “Given that advertising is happening, how do parents and children respond?” In this episode we take a step back…

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114: How to stop ‘Othering’ and instead ‘Build Belonging’

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 19, 2020

I had originally approached today’s topic of Othering through a financial lens, as part of the series of episodes on the intersection of parenting and money (previous episodes have been on NYT Money colunist Ron Lieberman’s book The Opposite of Spoiled, How to Pass on Mental Wealth to your Child, The Impact of Consumerism on…

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108: How to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 15, 2020

In this episode we discuss how to cope with parents’ and children’s fear and anxiety related to the Coronavirus pandemic, how to keep the children busy so you can get some work done (without resorting to hours of screen time), and how to use the time that you are focused on them to develop your…

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