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036: The impact of divorce on a child’s development (Part 1)

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 30, 2017

This is the second of a short series of episodes on issues related to divorce.  The first was our “All Joy and No Fun” episode, where we talked about how parenting today can be the most joyful thing in our lives – even if it isn’t always a whole lot of fun from moment to…

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035: Parenting: All joy and no fun?

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 23, 2017

Discover the complex interplay between parenting, joy, and fun as we discuss the impact of divorce on children’s development. Gain insights into navigating single parenting and stepfamilies, and learn to create a balanced, joyful family life.

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034: How do I get my child to do chores?

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 16, 2017

Explore the world of children and household chores across different cultures. Learn how to engage your child in helping with chores as we delve into the dynamics of family responsibility with Andrew Coppens, an expert in education and learning sciences.

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033: Does your child ever throw tantrums? (Part 2)

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 8, 2017

Delve into the world of tantrums in children as we uncover the latest research findings on what causes tantrums and how to manage them. Discover practical strategies for understanding and preventing tantrums to make your parenting journey smoother and more enjoyable.

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032: Free to learn

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 1, 2017

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Professor Peter Gray as we delve into the world of self-directed learning, the significance of play in education, and the incredible success of Sudbury Valley School. Uncover the secrets of nurturing self-reliant, independent learners through autonomy and exploration.

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031: Parenting beyond pink and blue

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 26, 2017

Delve into the complex world of gender development in children with insights from Dr. Christia Brown, a leading expert. Learn how to support your child’s journey with research-backed advice.

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030: On Education (And on Betsy DeVos)

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 19, 2017

Delve into the evolving landscape of education, including the influence of policies, charter schools, and traditional curriculum-based learning. Gain valuable insights into how schools shape children’s development and motivation.

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029: Why we shouldn’t ban war play

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 12, 2017

Explore the world of children’s war play and its role in child development. Dr. Diane Levin sheds light on the significance of this play and offers guidance for parents and educators to navigate it in a constructive manner.

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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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