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Latest Episodes & Transcripts

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118: Are You Raising Materialistic Kids?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 11, 2020

This episode on the topic of materialism concludes our series on the intersection of parenting and money.  Here we talk with Dr. Susanna Opree of Erasmus University Rotterdam, who studies the effect of advertising and commercial media on use, materialism, and well-being. We discuss how children’s understanding of materialism shifts as they age, the extent…

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Your Parenting Mojo Episode 117 Socialization and Pandemic Pods

117: Socialization and Pandemic Pods

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 26, 2020

One of the questions I see asked most often in parenting forums these days is some variation on: “I’m worried about my child’s socialization now that it looks like daycares, preschools and schools have been closed for several months and will likely remain closed for several more months. Can someone please tell me if I…

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Your Parenting Mojo SYPM 006 Mindful Mama with Hunter Clarke-Fields

SYPM 006: Mindful Mama

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 26, 2020

We’re delving a little deeper into the topic of mindfulness with none other than the Mindful Mama, Hunter Clarke-Fields!  We discuss Hunter’s journey from being triggered just as often as the rest of us, to using mindfulness techniques to center herself so she can parent more effectively.  She even walks me through an impromptu mini-meditation!…

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116: Turn Work-Family Conflict Into Work-Family Balance

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 16, 2020

Work-family conflict can seem unavoidable – especially in the era of COVID when we’re either working from home with children underfoot all day, or we’re an essential worker who has to leave the house and can’t find childcare. In this conversation with licensed psychologist Dr. Yael Schonbrun, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brown University, and…

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115: Reducing the Impact of Advertising to Children

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 5, 2020

We’re almost (but not quite!) at the end of our lengthy series on the intersection of money and parenting.  Most recently, we talked with Dr. Allison Pugh to try to understand the answer to the question “Given that advertising is happening, how do parents and children respond?” In this episode we take a step back…

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114: How to stop ‘Othering’ and instead ‘Build Belonging’

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 19, 2020

I had originally approached today’s topic of Othering through a financial lens, as part of the series of episodes on the intersection of parenting and money (previous episodes have been on NYT Money colunist Ron Lieberman’s book The Opposite of Spoiled, How to Pass on Mental Wealth to your Child, The Impact of Consumerism on…

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SYPM 005: Getting Confident About the Decision to Homeschool

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 7, 2020

  Click here to learn more about The Confident Homeschooler course!   School districts are starting to make plans to reopen – some with sneeze guards between desks; some on reduced schedules to accommodate the amount of space needed for social distancing, while some are going online-only for the Fall semester. How will your child…

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113: No Self, No Problem

By Jen Lumanlan | May 24, 2020

If you heard the recent episode on Parental Burnout, you’ll know that our identities can become really confusing when we become parents, especially for women.  On one hand, society tells us that we have to work hard and do well so we can Achieve The Dream.  And on the other hand, we’re told that a…

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112: How to Set up a Play Room

By Jen Lumanlan | May 10, 2020

One of the things people email me wanting to know about most often is “what does the research say about how to set up a play room? What toys should I buy that will have the greatest benefit for my child’s learning and development?” I’d actually been putting off doing this episode for a while,…

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111: Parental Burn Out

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 26, 2020

Do you often feel anxious or irritated, especially when you’re around your child? Do you often feel like you might snap, perhaps even threatening violence if they don’t do what you say? Are you so disconnected from them that you sometimes consider walking out and never coming back? If you have, it’s possible that you’re…

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110: How to Dismantle Patriarchy Through Parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 13, 2020

We began this mini-series a few weeks ago as listener Brian Stout and I co-interviewed Dr. Carol Gilligan as an introduction to the topic of patriarchy, how it is present in every aspect of raising our children, and the negative impacts it has on our children’s lives – both on boys and girls. The interview with…

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109: Education in a time between worlds

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 30, 2020

It seems pretty clear that we are in a societal ‘liminal space’ right now, which is a threshold between what we have known until now and what we will know in the future. We are also in a liminal space related to learning and education, as schools hastily try to move learning online (despite disparities…

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