Your Parenting Mojo

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

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 18, 2016

I’m so excited to welcome my first guest on the Your Parenting Mojo podcast: Professor Tara Callaghan of St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.   Professor Callaghan has spent a great number of years studying the emergence of artistic ability in young children and she shares some of her insights with us.  This is…

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

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 12, 2016

So did you teach your toddler to read yet? And if not, why not? I’m just kidding, of course. I wanted to write this episode on encouraging literacy in middle to older toddlers, but the more I researched the more I found the issues go much further back than what you do in toddlerhood. Then I…

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Why doesn’t my toddler share?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 18, 2016

Imagine this: you’re with your toddler son or daughter at a playground on a Saturday afternoon so there are a lot of people around.  You’re sitting on a bench while your child plays in the sandpit where several others are playing as well.  You’re half paying attention while you catch up with some texts on…

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The influence of culture on parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 18, 2016

Have you ever thought about how common the murder of children has been in societies we now call “Western” in the past, as well as societies all over the world today? In my naivete as a parent I figured there would be some differences in how people parent their children around the world, but I…

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Philosophy (aka "What’s this Podcast All About?")

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 15, 2016

I always thought the infant phase would be the hardest part of parenting, when all the baby does is eat and sleep and cry.  Now I have a toddler I’m finding it’s harder than having a baby, some of the support systems that I had when she was a baby aren’t there any more, and the parenting…

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