Your Parenting Mojo

Growth & Development

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

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 26, 2016

When I started talking with people about the idea for this podcast, one theme that came up consistently was the idea of supporting our children’s growth and development. A friend of mine summed it up most concisely and articulately by asking “how do I know when to lead and when I should step back and…

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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

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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002: 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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