204: How to create more time by taking care of yourself
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
1w ago
  Sara has always tried really hard to not just be a good parent, but a really good parent. The best parent. (When I coached her and her partner recently to create some content for the Parenting Membership that you'll hear more about in a few weeks, her partner said to her: You hold everyone else to a high standard. You hold yourself to a higher standard.)   Sara put a lot of pressure on herself, and this was even harder because she she didn't have the most amazing parental role models. They often fought in front of Sara and her sibling (with insults and name calling a regular ..read more
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203: How to move toward anti-racism with Kerry Cavers
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
2w ago
  Last year I hosted a panel event in Vancouver where four people who have been active in helping us to navigate toward an anti-racist, post-patriarchal, post-capitalist future came together to share their ideas in front of a live audience.   It was a beautiful event (eventually we'll process the video of it to share with you!), and I really hit it off with Moms Against Racism Candada founder Kerry Cavers so we got together afterward to chat.   This is a much more personal episode than many. I actually didn't know it was going to be an episode beforehand - I th ..read more
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Q&A#5: What really matters in parenting? Part 1
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
3w ago
  Listener Roberta submitted a question recently on YourParentingMojo.com/question:   What does the research say are the decisions that really matter in parenting?   That question immediately got my brain churning about what could be included, and how we would decide what to include, and how much of what's included could actually be research-based.   The episode begins with a look at some of the major categories of factors that impact our children's development that we may not have as much control over, because we have to acknowledge these before we ca ..read more
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202: How to Heal from Adverse Childhood Experiences with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Jackie Thu-Huong Wong
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
1M ago
My mom died when I was 10, and for a while people in our small village would look at my sister and me as if we were 'special' in some weird way. By the time I was a young adult that was just one of a stew of difficult experiences I'd had, and I also realized: my stuff is not special.   By that age, most people are carrying around some kind of trauma.   But so what? Does it matter? If our mental health is good enough, does it help to wallow around in all the stuff that's in the past?   In this episode we talk with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, who has pioneered the connections betwee ..read more
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201: How to create a culture of consent in our families
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
1M ago
  When Carys was about three, I forced a dropper of antibiotics into her mouth to just get her to take it, so she would start to feel better. We were both tired and hangry and I didn't see another path forward, when she was refusing something that I knew would help her. What other choice did I have?   My husband did see another path when he arrived home later that evening, and before she went to bed she willingly took a full dose of the medicine.   These kinds of situations come up often in parenting: where we're trying to get our child to do something, perhaps even ..read more
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200: Ask Alvin Anything (Part 1!)
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
2M ago
  When I saw that our 200th episode was coming up, I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate. Listeners called in with questions for me for our 100th episode, which was released in September 2019. The numbering is a bit fuzzy, I have to admit - we're actually well over 200 episodes because there have been an assortment of Sharing Your Parenting Mojo conversations with parents and other folks that use a different numbering system, but whatever. It's still a milestone?   Back then, I was just getting into exploring big social justice issues on the podcast. Early in 2 ..read more
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199: Digging Deeper into Parenting Beyond Power with Rachel Disney
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
2M ago
Listener Rachel also reached out with some questions, and due to my book tour schedule it took us a little longer to get a call on the calendar, but eventually - on a day in Seattle when I also had a coaching call and two two-hour workshops based on the book - we made it happen.   Rachel's questions go deeeep. She wanted to know: If there are ideas I logically know are the right ones to follow but I still have trouble doing it; How my parenting is evolving as Carys gets older (her own daughter is a year older than Carys); Whether I think my view of parenting is possible within the soci ..read more
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198: The connection between your ideas about childhood and politics with Dr. Toby Rollo
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
3M ago
  A couple of years ago I was watching a session of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education's online conference by unschooling advocate Idzie Desmerais. At some point she dropped a quote into her presentation that I jotted down but didn't think much of at the time:   What if your ideas about politics were just your ideas about childhood, extrapolated?   I returned to my notes some months later, having spent much of that time immersed in writing the first draft of the book, the quote almost took my breath away. There, right in front of me, was a single sentence th ..read more
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197: Rewards and Punishment with Denise
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
3M ago
  This is the first in a series of 'back to basics' episodes here on the show, where we'll look at the everyday challenges you're facing as a parent. (Have an idea for an episode? Share it on this thread in our free Facebook group [insert link], send us a max 2 minute video of you saying your question, or click here to record an audio message for me...)   I'd wanted to do an episode on the use of reward & punishment systems in classrooms for a while, and when I mentioned this to my community manager Denise, she immediately started telling me all about the systems in h ..read more
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196: Parenting on Earth with Elizabeth Cripps
Your Parenting Mojo - Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive
by Jen Lumanlan
4M ago
  Do you worry about the state of the Earth? Climate change perhaps above all else, but also resource extraction, air pollution, and the injustice that goes along with the ways the impacts of these things are distributed?   You're not the only one.   I know not everyone goes this far, but one of the reasons I waited so long to have a baby, almost didn't have a baby, and will only have one child is to reduce my impact on climate change.   We all know we're supposed to fly less, drive less, and eat less meat. But how can those actions ever be enough, wh ..read more
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