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052: Grit: The unique factor in your child’s success?

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 3, 2017

Delve into the concept of “grit” and its impact on achieving success, as advocated by Professor Angela Duckworth. Uncover the importance of grit in personal and academic accomplishments, gain insights into nurturing grit in children, and explore its role and limitations in securing success.

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051: How to handle social exclusion

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 19, 2017

Delve into the effects of exclusion and the “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play” rule in children’s social interactions, and gain insights into effective strategies for parents and teachers to assist children in handling these complex situations. Join Professor Jamie Ostrov and co-host Caren for a valuable discussion.

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050: How to raise emotionally healthy boys

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 5, 2017

Explore the effects of societal expectations on boys’ emotional well-being and gain insights into promoting healthy emotional development in your son through an engaging conversation with Dr. Judy Chu and guest Alan Turkus.

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049: How to raise a girl with a healthy body image

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 22, 2017

Discover valuable insights into promoting a healthy body image and self-esteem in your daughter as Dr. Renee Engeln, author of “Beauty Sick,” shares expert advice in this thought-provoking episode.

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048: How to read with your child

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 9, 2017

In this episode, we delve into the research on promoting a love of reading in children and discuss practical strategies for parents to help nurture this essential skill.

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047: How to raise a bilingual child

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 10, 2017

In this episode, we explore the challenges and benefits of raising a bilingual child, offering practical guidance and expert advice for parents seeking to navigate the complexities of language development.

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046: How to potty train a child

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 27, 2017

This episode delves into the world of potty training, offering a comprehensive understanding of various methods, expert guidance, and practical tools to make the toilet learning process smoother for both parents and children.

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045: How parenting affects child development

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 13, 2017

Discover how parenting and the marital relationship significantly impact child development and academic performance with insights from Dr. Laura Froyen, a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies.

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044: How to introduce your child to music (even if you can’t play or sing)

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 30, 2017

I can’t play any instruments (unless the recorder counts?).  I certainly can’t sing.  But my daughter really enjoys music, and there are a whole host of studies showing how playing music benefits children’s brain development.  So what’s a non-music playing, non-singing parent to do? Dr. Wendell Hanna’s new book, the Children’s Music Studio: A Reggio-Inspired…

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043: How to talk with children about death

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 16, 2017

Dr. Atle Dyregrov joins us to explore how to help children cope with illness, death, and grief. Dr. Dyregrov, an expert in the field, provides valuable insights and advice on addressing these challenging topics with children. Drawing from his extensive experience in working with families and children dealing with loss and trauma, he offers practical guidance and strategies for parents and caregivers. Listen in to gain a better understanding of how to support children during difficult times.

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042: How to teach a child to use manners

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 2, 2017

Explore the intriguing world of manners and politeness as we navigate the research on teaching children good manners, and discover effective strategies for instilling politeness while fostering a respectful parent-child relationship.

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041: Siblings: Why do they fight, and what can we do about it?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 18, 2017

Explore the dynamics of sibling relationships, their developmental impacts, and why they fight, as Professor Susan McHale from Penn State University provides insights.

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