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019: Raising your Child in a Digital World: Interview with Dr. Kristy Goodwin

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 1, 2017

  Did your child receive a digital device as a gift over the holidays?  Have you been able to prise it out of his/her hands yet? Regular listeners might recall that we did an episode recently called “Really, how bad is screen time for my child?” where we went into the American Academy of Pediatrics’…

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014: Understanding the AAP’s new screen time guidelines

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 28, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its screen time recommendations – and, for the first time, we can actually see and understand the research on which the recommendations are based.  They’re a bit more nuanced than the previous versions, so join me as we walk through what the recommendations mean for parents of babies…

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010: Becoming Brilliant – Interview with Prof. Roberta Golinkoff

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 31, 2016

In just a few years, today’s children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that “content is king,” neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need.…

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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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003: 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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