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187: What to do when my child says: “I’m booored!”?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 9, 2023

Help your child navigate those summer “I’m bored” moments with this episode. Discover the psychology of boredom and strategies for a more fulfilling summer.

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Q&A #3: Why do you have to go to work?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 25, 2023

Answering kids’ questions about why parents go to work is essential. In this episode, we explore how capitalism, patriarchy, and family dynamics intersect in your responses.

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186: How to meet your needs with Mara Glatzel

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 11, 2023

Mara Glatzel’s new book focuses on understanding and meeting your needs. Discover how to identify and fulfill your needs to create a happier, more balanced life.

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185: How can we raise resilient children?

By Jen Lumanlan | May 28, 2023

Rethink resilience! Explore how children and parents can adapt, learn, and grow in the face of challenges, incorporating valuable pandemic lessons into their lives.

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184: How to get on the same page as your co-parent

By Jen Lumanlan | May 7, 2023

Navigating respectful parenting when your co-parent isn’t on the same page? Discover how Sarah and Declan transformed their dynamics and reestablished connection in this enlightening episode.

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183: What I wish I’d known about parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 30, 2023

Gain insights and wisdom from parents who’ve navigated the trials and triumphs of parenting. In this episode, we explore what these parents wish they had known when their children were young. Their experiences offer valuable lessons on self-perception, nurturing our children without imposing our expectations, and finding fulfillment as parents. Don’t miss this episode for valuable guidance and perspective.

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182: How to get frustrating behavior to stop

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 23, 2023

This episode addresses common challenging behaviors in children, especially their frustrating behavior. Offering hope and practical strategies for parents to navigate and resolve these issues effectively.

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181: Why ‘giving choices’ doesn’t work – and what to do instead

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 9, 2023

Learn why giving choices often doesn’t go as planned and discover a more effective tool to use in this episode. Gain insights into your child’s perspective and find a better way to navigate their needs and wants. Improve your communication with your child and build a more harmonious relationship.

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180: How to get your children to stop fighting

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 26, 2023

Discover the key reasons behind sibling fighting and effective strategies to address them in this episode. Get to the root of the problem and learn actionable methods to reduce conflicts between your children. Put an end to sibling rivalry and bring more peace to your family.

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Q&A #2: How do we help children who are ‘falling behind’ without using milestones?

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 19, 2023

In this thought-provoking Q&A episode, Janet tackles a challenging question from a special education preschool teacher about the treatment of autistic children. She explores the idea that sometimes no treatment might be the best option, rather than rushing into intervention immediately after diagnosis. This episode serves as a conversation starter, offering alternative perspectives for parents to consider in their journey.

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179: I Never Thought of It That Way with Mónica Guzmán and Lulu

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 5, 2023

Discover how to navigate conflict and differing opinions effectively in this insightful episode. Join a conversation between Janet and parent Lulu, who have differing views on the importance of discussing White privilege in parenting topics. Learn how to build mutual understanding and find common ground, even when you have significant disagreements.

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178: How to heal your inner critic

By Jen Lumanlan | Feb 19, 2023

In this episode, therapist and parent Katie shares her personal transformation, highlighting her journey in navigating parenting challenges and managing her responses. She discusses the impact of societal systems, advocating for her child’s and her own needs, and the inner critic. This episode offers support and insights for parents facing difficulties.

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