Talking about difficult topics

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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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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203: How to move toward anti-racism with Kerry Cavers

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 11, 2024

  Last year I hosted a panel event in Vancouver where four people who have been active in helping us to navigate toward an anti-racist, post-patriarchal, post-capitalist future came together to share their ideas in front of a live audience.   It was a beautiful event (eventually we’ll process the video of it to share…

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Q&A#5: What really matters in parenting? Part 1

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 4, 2024

  Listener Roberta submitted a question recently on   What does the research say are the decisions that really matter in parenting?   That question immediately got my brain churning about what could be included, and how we would decide what to include, and how much of what’s included could actually be research-based.  …

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201: How to create a culture of consent in our families

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 14, 2024

When Carys was about three, I forced a dropper of antibiotics into her mouth to just get her to take it, so she would start to feel better. We were both tired and hangry and I didn’t see another path forward, when she was refusing something that I knew would help her. What other choice…

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