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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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016: Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 11, 2016

Join us in a thought-provoking discussion with Dr. Claudia Gold as we unravel the complexities of ADHD and behavior challenges in children. Discover practical strategies to tackle underlying issues and foster positive development in your child.

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015: How to support your introverted child

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 4, 2016

Is your child introverted? Discover how to recognize and nurture their introverted nature, and distinguish it from shyness. Join us as we explore this topic, whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, and support your child’s unique personality.

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014: Understanding the AAP’s new screen time guidelines

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 28, 2016

Discover the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated screen time recommendations for babies and toddlers and their impact on development. Join us for the first part of a two-part series where we delve into the science behind screen time and its effects on your child. Stay tuned for part two, where we explore strategies to make the most of digital media in your child’s world.

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013: Vanessa Merten of the Pregnancy Podcast

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 20, 2016

Join us in an insightful conversation with Vanessa Merten, host of The Pregnancy Podcast. Learn how scientific research can empower your pregnancy decisions. Vanessa’s approach goes beyond individual issues, offering synthesized research insights to enhance your decision-making. For a more in-depth exploration, visit The Pregnancy Podcast at

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012: It’s not about the broccoli: Dr. Dina Rose

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 14, 2016

Struggling with a picky eater? Dr. Dina Rose provides valuable insights on tackling eating habits and relationships. Find out how to guide your child toward healthier food choices, whether they’re currently fixated on cheese or not. Don’t miss her offer of a free 30-minute coaching session for parents.

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011: Does your child ever throw tantrums? (Part 1)

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 6, 2016

Tantrums are a common parenting challenge around the world. Uncover the root causes and learn essential strategies to prevent and manage tantrums effectively. Join us for insights and practical tips.

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010: Becoming Brilliant – Interview with Prof. Roberta Golinkoff

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 31, 2016

Prepare your child for the changing world of work with “Becoming Brilliant.” Learn about the vital “6Cs” – collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. Backed by scientific evidence, this book provides parents with valuable insights on nurturing these essential skills in their children. Get ready to shape your child’s 21st-century success.

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009: Do you punish your child with rewards?

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 24, 2016

Discover why saying “good job” to your toddler may not be as helpful as it appears. Dive into Alfie Kohn’s book “Punished by Rewards” and explore how rewards, including verbal ones, can impact your child. Uncover the research behind this perspective in this episode and rethink your approach to parenting and building meaningful relationships with your children.

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