Your Parenting Mojo

Modern Parenting

018: The Spiritual Child: Possibly exaggerated, conclusions uncertain

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 26, 2016

  Someone in a parenting group on Facebook suggested I do an episode on The Spiritual Child, by Dr. Lisa Miller.  My first thought was that it didn’t really sound like my cup of tea but I was willing to read it and at least see what it had to say. I was surprised by…

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017: Don’t bother trying to increase your child’s self-esteem

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 19, 2016

  Self-Esteem When I first started researching this episode I thought it would be a bit of a slam-dunk.  Self-esteem is a good thing, right? I was really surprised to find that there’s little evidence that self-esteem helps children to do better in school, or even be happier, so there’s a good deal of disagreement…

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016: Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 11, 2016

Have you ever wondered why your child acts up?  Is it because they really want to annoy you or because they’re trying to tell you something? In this conversation Dr. Claudia Gold helps us to understand that what we call ADHD – an extreme example of a child’s “acting up” – is not a known…

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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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013: Vanessa Merten of the Pregnancy Podcast

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 20, 2016

Are you pregnant?  Thinking about getting pregnant?  Do you love Your Parenting Mojo and wish there was a show that could help you to understand how scientific research can help you make decisions about your pregnancy?  Well, there is! In this episode we chat with Vanessa Merten, who hosts The Pregnancy Podcast.  She uses scientific…

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