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Latest Episodes & Transcripts

008: The impact of stress and violence on children

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 17, 2016

Discover the hidden impact of domestic violence on children and the wider community. Explore the broader effects of stress on kids in this important episode.

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007: Help! My toddler won’t eat vegetables

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 10, 2016

In this episode, we question the traditional “clean your plate” rule for toddlers and its role in teaching them about balanced diets. Should we trust our children to make healthy food choices, or do we need to enforce this concept? Join us as we uncover insights from scientific research to reshape our approach to nurturing a healthy relationship with food in our little ones.

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006: Wait, is my toddler racist?

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 3, 2016

Explore the unexpected impact of race on child development and how to tackle and prevent racism. Understand the sources of racial bias in children and learn how to foster an inclusive mindset. Join us as we confront this important issue and work towards a more inclusive future for our children.

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005: How to “scaffold” children’s learning to help them succeed

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 26, 2016

Explore “scaffolding” in parenting, a valuable method for supporting your child’s development. Learn how to balance your role in guiding and allowing your child to grow within their Zone of Proximal Development. This approach ensures they become self-sufficient and reach their full potential.

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004: How to encourage creativity and artistic ability in young children – Interview with Dr. Tara Callaghan

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 18, 2016

Professor Tara Callaghan from St. Francis Xavier University to discuss the emergence of artistic ability in young children. Discover valuable insights on nurturing creativity and artistic development in kids. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore strategies for fostering your child’s creative talents.

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003: Did you miss the boat on teaching your toddler how to read? (Me too!)

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 12, 2016

Join us in this episode as we explore how to encourage literacy in middle to older toddlers. Uncover the factors that shape early reading development and learn about strategies to nurture reading readiness at the right time for your child. Delve into this essential topic in child development.

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002: Why doesn’t my toddler share?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 18, 2016

Explore the topic of teaching children to share in this episode. Gain insights into effective strategies for encouraging sharing behavior and understanding your child’s readiness. Delve into sharing situations and the impact of praising a child for sharing. Join us for valuable insights into this essential aspect of child development.

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001: The influence of culture on parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 18, 2016

Explore the intriguing world of parenting practices across cultures and their impact on child development. Delve into the influence of cultural norms on parenting styles and reflect on your own cultural impact on your parenting approach. Join us for a thought-provoking journey into diverse cultural perspectives and their relevance in parenting.

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000: Philosophy (aka “What’s this Podcast All About?”)

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 15, 2016

Delve into the unique challenges of parenting toddlers and uncover the essential skills and resources for a successful journey. Join us on this parenting adventure and find the support you need to navigate the toddler phase with confidence.

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