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Latest Episodes & Transcripts

028: How do children form social groups?

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 6, 2017

Join us for a fascinating exploration of how social groups are created and the impact on our children’s understanding of culture. Gain insights into the cognitive processes behind group formation.

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027: Is a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool right for my child?

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 27, 2017

Discover the Reggio Emilia approach to preschool education in this enlightening episode. Gain insights into the ‘concept of the child’ and the unique ‘hundred languages of children’ philosophy.

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026: Is my child lying to me? (Hint: Yes!)

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 20, 2017

Explore the complex world of children and lying in this episode featuring Dr. Kang Lee, an expert on the subject. Gain valuable insights into why children lie, strategies to reduce dishonesty, and how to address lying when it occurs.

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025: Is a Waldorf preschool right for my child?

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 13, 2017

Join us as we delve into the Waldorf approach to early childhood education in this episode featuring Beverly Amico. Gain valuable insights into the philosophy of Waldorf education and find answers to common questions about Waldorf preschools.

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024: How (and when) does my child understand fairness?

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 5, 2017

We talked a while ago about sharing, and how you can understand the developmental processes that your child needs to go through before s/he truly understands what it means to share. One of the inputs to sharing behavior is an understanding of what is fair, and Drs. Peter Blake and Katie McAuliffe talk us through…

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023: Is a Montessori preschool right for my child?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 29, 2017

Explore the Montessori approach with insights from Mary Ellen Kordas, President of the American Montessori Society.

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022: How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: Author Interview!

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 19, 2017

Learn practical techniques for communicating with young children in ‘How to Talk so LITTLE Kids Will Listen’ by Joanna Faber and Julie King.

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021: Talk Sex Today!

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 15, 2017

Discover valuable resources and tips for discussing sexuality with your children at Saleema Noon’s website, including book recommendations and guidance for these important conversations.

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020: How do I get my child to do what I want them to do?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 8, 2017

Parenting is a delicate balance. Find out why understanding and empathy are essential in raising obedient yet independent children. Julie King, co-author of “How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen.”

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019: Raising your Child in a Digital World: Interview with Dr. Kristy Goodwin

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 1, 2017

Dr. Kristy Goodwin, a leading digital parenting expert, offers practical advice on handling screen time for kids. Learn how to navigate this digital age with confidence in this episode, as Dr. Goodwin shares research-based insights from her book, “Raising Your Child in a Digital World.” Whether you’ve been limiting screens or using them as a crutch, find valuable tools for guiding your child’s digital journey.

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018: The Spiritual Child: Possibly exaggerated, conclusions uncertain

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 26, 2016

Explore the unexpected connection between spirituality and child development as discussed in Dr. Lisa Miller’s book, “The Spiritual Child.” We evaluate the scientific basis for her claims and offer practical methods for enriching your child’s spiritual journey. Dive into this unique perspective on parenting and spirituality.

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017: Don’t bother trying to increase your child’s self-esteem

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 19, 2016

In this revealing episode, we explore the role of self-esteem in child development. While it may seem like a no-brainer, research challenges its impact on academic performance and happiness. Join us to understand the debate, and find out which qualities parents can encourage in their children for better outcomes. We also touch on the aspect of parental self-esteem and the desire to see our children as uniquely special.

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