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Growth & Development

075: Should we Go Ahead and Heap Rewards On Our Kid?

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 14, 2018

A couple of months ago, an article by journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer – whose work I normally greatly respect – started making the rounds on Facebook.  Then (knowing my approach to parenting) a couple of readers emailed it to me and asked me what I thought of it. The article was called Go Ahead: Heap…

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074: Attachment: What it is, what it’s not, how to do it, and how to stop stressing about it

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 30, 2018

Is attachment the same as bonding?  Can I have a healthy attachment with my baby if I don’t breastfeed? Do I have to babywear to develop an attachment to my baby? Will being apart from my baby disrupt our attachment relationship? Is co-sleeping critical to attachment?   These are just a few of the questions…

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070: Why isn’t my child grateful?

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 6, 2018

“I spent the whole morning painting and doing origami and felting projects with my daughter – and not only did she not say “thank you,” but she refused to help clean up!” (I actually said this myself this morning:-)) “We took our son to Disneyland and went on every ride he wanted to go on…

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067: Does the Marshmallow Test tell us anything useful?

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 25, 2018

The Marshmallow Test is one of the most famous experiments in Psychology: Dr. Walter Mischel and his colleagues presented a preschooler with a marshmallow.  The child was told that the researcher had to leave the room for a period of time and the child could either wait until the researcher returned and have two marshmallows, or…

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064: Compassion (and how to help your child develop it)

By Jen Lumanlan | May 20, 2018

“Social and Emotional Learning” is all the rage in school these days, along with claims that it can help children to manage their emotions, make responsible decisions, as well as improve academic outcomes. But what if those programs don’t go nearly far enough? What if we could support our child in developing a sense of compassion…

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