This episode began out of a query that I see repeated endlessly in online parenting groups: "My child has a really strong preference for me. They get on great with the other parent (usually the fathe...Show More
Explicitly, nobody really believes in gender stereotypes anymore, but when we look at the world, and who's where and how much money people make, and so on, it still seems to be there. And the answer t...Show More
"When she was younger, she wasn't that into reading and that was like a huge deal for me. I thought: "I'm such a reader. My daughter doesn't love to read." She's still not a big reader, but it's not h...Show More
Why do we yell at our children - even when we know we shouldn't?
Why isn't just knowing what to do enough to actually interact with our children in a way that aligns with our values?
For many of us,...Show More
In this episode we talk with Iris Chen about her new book, Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent.
Iris admits to being a parent who engaged in "yelling, spanking, and thr...Show More
Parents - worried about their child's lack of maturity or ability to 'fit in' in a classroom environment - often ask me whether they should hold their child back a year before entering kindergarten or...Show More
In this short ad hoc episode that was originally recorded as a Facebook Live, I discuss ways that my family is working on dismantling both white supremacy and patriarchy (and having a go at capitalism...Show More
In this ad hoc episode, I outline a response to the U.S. Capitol siege. I provide some suggestions for ways to talk with your child about the events, but also ask that you take two more steps: (1) exa...Show More
When parents first hear about interest-led learning (also known as self-directed education), they may wonder: why on earth would we do that? And how would my child learn without anyone teaching them?