206: Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks

206: Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks

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Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks

Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story.

Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity by using her love for research to bridge the gap (hmm… sounds familiar!). She now has both a master’s degree in psychology and education and shares what she’s learned with parents everywhere.

If you’re a parent and want some new ideas based on scientific research and the principles of respectful parenting, check out the Your Parenting Mojo podcast. I’ve been listening for a while now and it’s hands-down amazing… let me know what you think!

Episode Highlights: Your Parenting Mojo

  • Why anxiety disorders are on the rise in children
  • Reasons kids need risks in order to be safe
  • The importance of play at high speed for kids on things like bikes, sleds, etc.
  • Why sharp tools are important… yes, including knives and saws!
  • How kids learn from rough and tumble play
  • Benefits of children “getting lost” (in a safe way) occasionally
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Find Jen and the Your Parenting Mojo podcast at YourParentingMojo.com

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Reader Comments

  1. so needed in these days of overprotection!
    not too long ago I read a book that had caught my eye at the local library, goes along this pod cast. An American mom moving to Germany and raising her children there for the first years and how she changed her overall parenting. Then came the move back to the US and how she had to readjust. I can’t recall the author now but the title was ACHTUNG! BABY – just in case some one is interested in some lived “free ranging”.
    Thanks, Katie, for a great interview!

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