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I'm featured on the How to Get Away with Parenting podcast!


Malaika Dower, who hosts the podcast How To Get Away With Parenting, found my podcast recently on iTunes and reached out to see if she could interview me.

It turns out she’s really interested in homeschooling her daughter, Lucy, and I have a lot of interest in this as well.  I’ve hesitated to share much about this on Your Parenting Mojo yet because I know homeschooling can be a controversial topic and I was still doing a lot of research on it.  But Malaika’s questions made me realize just how much I have learned over the last year – I’m actually in the thick of my master’s thesis, which is entitled “What motivates unschooled children to learn?”.  Unschooling is a particular kind of homeschooling which doesn’t rely on curricula to teach children – essentially the child decides what they need to learn and the parent supports that process.

If you’re interested in homeschooling you might want to check out the interview; we’ll be talking more about it on Your Parenting Mojo in the future.

And if you’re the parent of a child of color you may be particularly interested in Malaika’s podcast, as there are precious few podcasts (and scientific research, sadly) published by, for, and about parents and children of color.


About the author, Jen

Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) hosts the Your Parenting Mojo podcast (, which examines scientific research related to child development through the lens of respectful parenting.

Her Finding Your Parenting Mojo membership group supports parents in putting the research into action in their real lives, with their real families. Find more info at

She also launched the most comprehensive course available to help parents decide whether homeschooling could be right for their family. Find out more about it – and take a free seven-question quiz to get a personalized assessment of your own homeschooling readiness at

And for parents who are committed to public school but recognize the limitations in that system, she has a course to help support children's learning in school at

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