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Adrianna and Tim had read all the parenting books. (And I mean ALL the books.)   But NOTHING seemed to be working.   They were still feeling frustrated with their kids on a very regular basis.   And their kids were fighting what seemed like eve... Details
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Recently someone posted a question in one of my communities:   “Is it really so wrong to want my child to just LISTEN to me sometimes?  It seems like such a no-no in gentle parenting circles, and I’m worried that my child is growing up to be entitl... Details
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“On average, authoritative parents spanked just as much as the average of all other parents.  Undoubtedly, some parents can be authoritative without using spanking but we have no evidence that all or even most parents can achieve authoritative parent... Details
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In her book https://amzn.to/3uXVEOo (Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home), Toko-pa Turner talks about the disconnection we feel from others, as well as from our own selves, because of the experiences we’ve had in our childhood.  While Toko-pa’s chi... Details
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I don’t know about you, but I spent a LOT of time thinking about my birth plan before Carys was born.  I mean, that thing went through multiple iterations as I read new books about the birth process and thought about what I wanted mine to be like.  ... Details
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We've already covered a couple of episodes on sleep, including the https://yourparentingmojo.com/captivate-podcast/sleep/ (cultural issues associated with sleep), then more recently we talked with https://yourparentingmojo.com/captivate-podcast/reste... Details
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The band The Alphabet Rockers consists of lead members Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, and a multi-racial group of children who are also involved in writing and performing.  They write about their real lived experiences and their desire to live in ... Details
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This episode is a continuation of the series on the intersection of children and food.  We've also heard from https://yourparentingmojo.com/captivate-podcast/eating/ (Dr. Lindo Bacon on busting myths about fat), https://yourparentingmojo.com/captivat... Details
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One day Iris took her daughter to the park, with enough snacks with for both of them.  When Iris got hungry, she asked her daughter to share some of the food - but her daughter refused.  Iris knows that hunger is a factor that dramatically narrows he... Details
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We’ve covered the topic of boundaries before, https://yourparentingmojo.com/captivate-podcast/boundaries/ (in our conversation with Xavier Dagba).  In my work with parents, I see that an inability to set boundaries is a MAJOR cause of feeling trigger... Details
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I’ve been thinking about producing this episode for several years now, and I always wished I wouldn’t need to do it.  Then every few months I’d see a post in an online community saying something like “Is spanking really that bad? I was spanked and I ... Details
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https://www.yourparentingmojo.com/restedchild (When I interviewed Dr. Chris Winters) last year, I described how we’ve been using a No Set Bedtime method with our daughter Carys.  He used it with his children starting in the Elementary years, and his ... Details
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In this episode we hear from parent Amy, who is a White parent married to a Black man raising four biracial children in Colorado.  Amy has been on quite a journey to explore her role as a descendant of Puritans who came to the United States looking f... Details
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This episode continues our conversation on the topic of children and food.  A few months ago we heard from https://yourparentingmojo.com/captivate-podcast/eating/ (Dr. Lindo Bacon about how the things we’ve learned about obesity might not actually be... Details
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“Storytelling? I’m already reading books to my child – isn’t that enough?” Your child DOES get a lot out of reading books (which is why we’ve done a several episodes on that already, including https://yourparentingmojo.com/readingbooks/ (What childr... Details
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Way, waaay back in https://yourparentingmojo.com/003-your-toddler-isnt-reading-yet-neither-is-mine/ (Episode 3), we wondered whether we had missed the boat on teaching our babies to read (didn’t you teach your baby how to read?). We eventually decide... Details
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Today I join forces with Malaika Dower of the http://www.htgawp.com/ (How to Get Away with Parenting) podcast to interview Dr. Christia Brown, who is a Professor of Developmental and Social Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studies ... Details
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“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 a... Details
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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 ... Details
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In this short episode I reflect on where we’ve been over the past year, my plans to slow down a bit at the end of the year (as well as a super exciting project I’m working on!), and what episodes we have lined up for the new year.   In this episode... Details
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