All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast

All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast

Make family life a whole lot easier for you with the help of science only here at All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast! Presented by Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Labs – the pioneers of life management.


September 14, 2023 57 mins

Divorce and separation are common experiences for many families, often portrayed negatively in the media and films. However, on this episode of the All Together Podcast, host Dina Sargeant explores a different perspective. She is joined by Wendy Paris, author of 'Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well,' which advocates for maintaining a positive relationship with your former partner without animosity.


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On this episode of the All Together Podcast, host Gabriella Joustra is joined by David B. Seaburn, Ph.D., LMFT., a marriage and family therapist with over 35 years of experience, as well as a novelist of many books. Gabriella and David look into how families can navigate positive and effective communication that allows all family members to feel heard.

After serving a rural parish for six years, David entered the mental health fiel...

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The intricate interplay between the demands of professional life and the vital personal obligations to nurture one's family has given rise to a phenomenon widely recognized as work-family conflict. Welcome to the latest episode of "All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast," where we delve into the complexities of this dynamic with our insightful host, Dina Sargeant.

Joining her is our esteemed guest speaker, Kelly D. Chand...

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Sometimes, life pulls us away from our loved ones for a while due to unexpected events, which can affect the dynamics and resources of the family. In this episode of "All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast," we will join host Dina Sargeant with our esteemed guest speaker, Toyan “TJ” Harper, to uncover the dynamics of family rituals and reentry after a period of absence, offering insights that resonate on both personal an...

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Maintaining strong and healthy relationships within the family can be challenging. The essence of family lies in the bonds that tie its members together, forming a close-knit unit that provides love, support, and security. Amidst hectic schedules, work pressures, and countless distractions, the value of establishing and nurturing family routines has never been more crucial.

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Welcome back to another insightful episode of All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast. Join host Dina Sargeant as we embark on a profound exploration of the emotionally charged journey of coping with male infertility as a couple in a family. Infertility is a challenging and emotionally exhausting journey for any couple dreaming of building a family. Traditionally, the burden of infertility has been associated with women. ...

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Join host Dina Sargeant on this episode of "All Together" as she explores the significance of financial literacy within families. Dr. Xolile Antoni, a senior lecturer and Certified Financial Planner, shares his insights on financial education and empowerment.

Xolile's expertise in financial planning, financial literacy, and consumer finance studies makes him a valuable resource. He emphasizes the importance of open discussions abou...

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As a system to provide temporary care and support to children who are unable to live with their biological families, foster care offers a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow. However, the experience of being placed in foster care can have a significant impact on a child's mental health and well-being. It is crucial to comprehend the difficulties and complexities faced by these children in order to provide them with the ...

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Childbirth, a transformative and deeply personal experience, brings forth a range of emotions, concerns, and hopes for families. Among the common concerns expressed during childbirth is the fear of the unknown, which encompasses physical pain, potential complications, and the well-being of both mother and baby. Education, open communication, and access to professional support are vital in addressing these concerns and alleviating a...

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Codependency is a complex pattern of behavior that often emerges within families, characterized by an excessive reliance on others for emotional well-being and a lack of personal boundaries. These dysfunctional dynamics can give rise to a range of problems, including strained relationships, unresolved conflicts, and hindered individual growth. However, family therapy offers a promising approach to address codependent behaviors and ...

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, maintaining strong and meaningful relationships with family has become increasingly vital, particularly for students navigating the challenges of academic life. While it may pose certain challenges, the significance of staying connected and nurturing these familial bonds cannot be overstated.

Join host Dina Sargeant on this episode of All Together as she engages in a compelling convers...

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Delving into the world of fostering, it is crucial to discuss about what it means to be a foster family, the responsibilities involved, and the impact on family functioning. This includes exploring the challenges that families may encounter when deciding to become foster parents and addressing strategies to manage relationship strain caused by fostering.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant was joined by Dr. John DeG...

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Family rituals may seem like small and insignificant events. They can be as simple as a weekly family dinner or watching movies on the weekends. However, they play a crucial role in strengthening the bonds between family members and creating a sense of belonging and identity.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant was joined by Aidyn Macfarlane, a certified early childhood educator who now works as a filmmaker and vide...

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After a natural disaster, the emotional aftermath can be devastating, leaving long-lasting scars on survivors, especially those who have lost loved ones or have been physically injured. These emotional wounds can be difficult to heal and may require significant time and effort to rebuild their lives.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Michael Riley, an experienced accredited Counsellor, Couples Therapi...

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As we age, so too do our relationships with family members. The dynamics within an aging family are constantly evolving, and these changes can bring both opportunities and challenges. It is important to understand ageism as part of our lives, and the need for long-term care system to support people as they grow older in their homes.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant was joined by Dr. Stacey Gordon, DSW, LMSW, Prog...

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Extended family members, including aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins, can provide a sense of belonging and support that is essential in navigating life's challenges. Despite the challenges, having a strong extended family has a great impact in shaping one's identity and providing support throughout life.

In this special episode of All Together hosted by Lu Ngo, we are joined by Adity Kutty, host of the Personal Science Insig...

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Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and the issue of screen time has become increasingly prevalent in families. It is not only adults who are dependent on their gadgets, but also children who have grown up with smartphones for their entertainment. This dependence on technology can impact the dynamic of relationships within families, and it is important to find a balance between technology usage and daily life...

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Maintaining relationships with family can be challenging, especially when dealing with traditional family dynamics. Meanwhile, family relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives by providing us with a sense of belonging, love, and support.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Marie Stella, a student who was born and raised in Singapore for 20 years. Coming from a rather traditionalis...

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While a nuclear family (parents and children) is typically the most emphasized in most family talks, extended family can actually play a significant role in shaping a person's identity, values, and beliefs too. That’s why maintaining healthy relationships with extended family members is important to provide a proper sense of support and belonging. However, extended family relationships can be challenging to navigate as they can hav...

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In a world where people come and go, some individuals decide to seek opportunities to find new love and companionship after experiencing the end of a previous marriage or long-term relationship. This can be a challenging experience, as navigating step-families and becoming new parents to children from our partners’ previous spouse requires careful consideration.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant was joined by Dr. ...

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