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Feed Play Love

From nurturing newborns to taming toddlers, we unravel the art and science of parenting with real-life stories and expert advice. The hilarious to the humbling and all the nitty gritty in between. Produced and presented by mum of two and jo

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Season 1


What your child really wants when they're 'attention seeking'

"Attention seeking" in children gets a bad rap. Whether they're acting out, being clingy, or loud, this sort of behaviour is often dismissed frustrating and something to ignore.  But this attention seeking is just one of the ways kids try and seek connection with their parents and understanding this can help build better habits and stronger bonds.  Featured in this episode: Gen Muir, educator at Connected Parenting https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/

What your child really wants when they're 'attention seeking'

"Attention seeking" in children gets a bad rap. Whether they're acting out, being clingy, or loud, this sort of behaviour is often dismissed frustrating and something to ignore.  But this attention seeking is just one of the ways kids try and seek connection with their parents and understanding this can help build better habits and stronger bonds.  Featured in this episode: Gen Muir, educator at Connected Parenting https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/

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6 Dec 22

What to watch with kids in December

The silly season is here! With the long days of school holidays stretching ahead, there's plenty of time to settle for some great movies and series with the kids.  Justin Hill from The Streaming service gives his picks for what to watch in December.  https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/the-streaming-service-with-justin-hill

What to watch with kids in December

The silly season is here! With the long days of school holidays stretching ahead, there's plenty of time to settle for some great movies and series with the kids.  Justin Hill from The Streaming service gives his picks for what to watch in December.  https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/the-streaming-service-with-justin-hill

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4 Dec 22

The grandparent challenge (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Grandparents can perform a central and cherished role in a family – helping out parents and showering love, (and sugar) on their grandchildren. But what if, as a parent, you disagree with the way they look after your kids? Maybe you don’t see eye-to-eye on discipline, or technology, or perhaps they overstep your boundaries.   Shevonne Hunt and clinical psychologist, Dr Rebecca Ray discuss how to navigate disagreements with grandparents and the unique joy that the relationship can bring.  

The grandparent challenge (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Grandparents can perform a central and cherished role in a family – helping out parents and showering love, (and sugar) on their grandchildren. But what if, as a parent, you disagree with the way they look after your kids? Maybe you don’t see eye-to-eye on discipline, or technology, or perhaps they overstep your boundaries.   Shevonne Hunt and clinical psychologist, Dr Rebecca Ray discuss how to navigate disagreements with grandparents and the unique joy that the relationship can bring.  

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1 Dec 22

A new toolkit to help you survive toddler tantrums

We’ve all been there. Standing in the middle of a supermarket/park/busy intersection while our toddler has a meltdown and strangers stare with a mixture of pity and disgust.   Toddler tantrums are a force to be reckoned with and can take their toll on the adults trying to calm the storm as well.   Now, a new toolkit has been developed to help parents deal with tantrums. And it starts with us.  The toolkit was developed by paediatrician Dr Daniel Golshevsky and paediatric psychologist, Amanda Abel. https://drgolly.com/toddler-toolkit/

A new toolkit to help you survive toddler tantrums

We’ve all been there. Standing in the middle of a supermarket/park/busy intersection while our toddler has a meltdown and strangers stare with a mixture of pity and disgust.   Toddler tantrums are a force to be reckoned with and can take their toll on the adults trying to calm the storm as well.   Now, a new toolkit has been developed to help parents deal with tantrums. And it starts with us.  The toolkit was developed by paediatrician Dr Daniel Golshevsky and paediatric psychologist, Amanda Abel. https://drgolly.com/toddler-toolkit/

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29 Nov 22

What to do when your child refuses to go to school

For some kids, the idea of going to school can be overwhelming. They might be worried about being separated, struggling academically or distressed about other children.  Whatever the case, unless you plan on home-schooling them, they can't stay home forever. So how can you help your child get over school refusal?  Featured in this episode: Dr Sarah Hughes  https://www.drsarahhughes.com/

What to do when your child refuses to go to school

For some kids, the idea of going to school can be overwhelming. They might be worried about being separated, struggling academically or distressed about other children.  Whatever the case, unless you plan on home-schooling them, they can't stay home forever. So how can you help your child get over school refusal?  Featured in this episode: Dr Sarah Hughes  https://www.drsarahhughes.com/

15:30

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27 Nov 22

Why adults need time-outs more than kids (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Do you ever tell your kids to take a time-out?  How about you? Do you ever think of taking a break, so that you can gather your thoughts and just breathe?   Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt discuss the benefits of time-outs for adults and what kids can learn from watching us take space to cool down when things reach boiling point.  

Why adults need time-outs more than kids (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Do you ever tell your kids to take a time-out?  How about you? Do you ever think of taking a break, so that you can gather your thoughts and just breathe?   Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt discuss the benefits of time-outs for adults and what kids can learn from watching us take space to cool down when things reach boiling point.  

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24 Nov 22

Author Sally Rippin on what happens when kids don't learn how to read

Sally Rippin is one of Australia’s most popular children’s book authors.  When she realised her son was having trouble reading, she assumed that it would pass.  But it didn’t, leading to years of trying to find answers.  Now, Sally has written her first book for adults. It’s called Wild Things: how we learn to read and what can happen if we don’t. 

Author Sally Rippin on what happens when kids don't learn how to read

Sally Rippin is one of Australia’s most popular children’s book authors.  When she realised her son was having trouble reading, she assumed that it would pass.  But it didn’t, leading to years of trying to find answers.  Now, Sally has written her first book for adults. It’s called Wild Things: how we learn to read and what can happen if we don’t. 

29:50

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22 Nov 22

How to help kids manage phobias

Spiders, the dark, that thing under the bed, needles, loud noises...you name it, there are a LOT of things that our kids might have a phobia of.   What are the best ways to help? Hint: shielding kids from the source of their fear doesn't work in the long-run. Featured in this episode: Dr Fran Doyle, clinical psychologist and researcher at Western Sydney University. 

How to help kids manage phobias

Spiders, the dark, that thing under the bed, needles, loud noises...you name it, there are a LOT of things that our kids might have a phobia of.   What are the best ways to help? Hint: shielding kids from the source of their fear doesn't work in the long-run. Featured in this episode: Dr Fran Doyle, clinical psychologist and researcher at Western Sydney University. 

17:57

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20 Nov 22

How to manage emotional triggers (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

As parents, it often feels like our emotional needs are put last. So, we bury them, squishing them way down until we barely notice they’re there. But just like the adult on the plane who needs to secure their mask before tending to their children, we need to address our own s*%t so that we can be the best parents we can be.  Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt discuss how to recognise our triggers, and how to best manage them. 

How to manage emotional triggers (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

As parents, it often feels like our emotional needs are put last. So, we bury them, squishing them way down until we barely notice they’re there. But just like the adult on the plane who needs to secure their mask before tending to their children, we need to address our own s*%t so that we can be the best parents we can be.  Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt discuss how to recognise our triggers, and how to best manage them. 

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17 Nov 22

A new podcast warns about online dangers for children

Online child exploitation has been described as a silent epidemic. Now a new LiSTNR podcast investigates the true extent of this crime. Shevonne Hunt speaks to creator and host, Akhim Dev about why parents need to be alert to the dangers children face in the online world and what we can do to protect them.  Listen to the podcast here:  https://play.listnr.com/podcast/the-children-in-the-pictures Additional resources: https://www.accce.gov.au/resources/for-parents-and-carers https://www.esafety.gov.au/

A new podcast warns about online dangers for children

Online child exploitation has been described as a silent epidemic. Now a new LiSTNR podcast investigates the true extent of this crime. Shevonne Hunt speaks to creator and host, Akhim Dev about why parents need to be alert to the dangers children face in the online world and what we can do to protect them.  Listen to the podcast here:  https://play.listnr.com/podcast/the-children-in-the-pictures Additional resources: https://www.accce.gov.au/resources/for-parents-and-carers https://www.esafety.gov.au/

24:06

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15 Nov 22

Teaching kids about money with The Barefoot Investor

The Barefoot Investor is back with a new book to help children be financially confident: Barefoot Kids.  Scott Pape wants all kids to be armed with the skills they need to manage something that will be a constant in their lives: money. From the merits of giving back, saving and chipping in around the house (without the reward of pocket money!), Pape's new book aims to set up positive life-long financial habits. https://www.barefootinvestor.com/kids

Teaching kids about money with The Barefoot Investor

The Barefoot Investor is back with a new book to help children be financially confident: Barefoot Kids.  Scott Pape wants all kids to be armed with the skills they need to manage something that will be a constant in their lives: money. From the merits of giving back, saving and chipping in around the house (without the reward of pocket money!), Pape's new book aims to set up positive life-long financial habits. https://www.barefootinvestor.com/kids

18:58

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13 Nov 22

Bloody yell! Why we should resist the urge to shout at our kids (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Let’s face it, who hasn’t been so mad at our kids that we want to scream? And sometimes we have. But yelling as a means of control can have long-term impacts on children, and backfire on parents.   Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt talk about how we can control the impulse to shout and how to repair when we slip up.   Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 4

Bloody yell! Why we should resist the urge to shout at our kids (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Let’s face it, who hasn’t been so mad at our kids that we want to scream? And sometimes we have. But yelling as a means of control can have long-term impacts on children, and backfire on parents.   Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt talk about how we can control the impulse to shout and how to repair when we slip up.   Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 4

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10 Nov 22

Understanding the rights of intersex children

Intersex is a broad term used to describe people who have sex characteristics that don't fit  into the typical binary for either male or female.  Many intersex children undergo irreversible surgeries, often not finding out about them until puberty, or later. Advocates are calling for any medical interventions to be delayed until children are old enough to consent for themselves. 

Understanding the rights of intersex children

Intersex is a broad term used to describe people who have sex characteristics that don't fit  into the typical binary for either male or female.  Many intersex children undergo irreversible surgeries, often not finding out about them until puberty, or later. Advocates are calling for any medical interventions to be delayed until children are old enough to consent for themselves. 

18:46

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8 Nov 22

How to model healthy body image to children

Our relationship with our bodies can be complicated, particularly after children. Zali Yager from the Body Confident Collective talks to Shevonne Hunt about the need to accept our bodies as they are, so that we can teach kids to do the same.  https://www.bodyconfidentcollective.org/

How to model healthy body image to children

Our relationship with our bodies can be complicated, particularly after children. Zali Yager from the Body Confident Collective talks to Shevonne Hunt about the need to accept our bodies as they are, so that we can teach kids to do the same.  https://www.bodyconfidentcollective.org/

19:46

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6 Nov 22

Easy, tiger! What your parenting style says about you (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Tiger, helicopter, free-range...parenting labels can help us understand what we want for our children, but they can also be used to attack the choices we make.   In the third episode of Parenting the Parent, clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt discuss what these labels can teach us about the way that we parent.   Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 3

Easy, tiger! What your parenting style says about you (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Tiger, helicopter, free-range...parenting labels can help us understand what we want for our children, but they can also be used to attack the choices we make.   In the third episode of Parenting the Parent, clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray and Shevonne Hunt discuss what these labels can teach us about the way that we parent.   Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 3

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3 Nov 22

What to watch with kids in November

Not all children's content is created equal, luckily Justin Hill from The Streaming Service podcast joins Shevonne Hunt to talk about the best shows and movies to check out in November. The Teletubbies are back and Amy Adams reprises a beloved role. 

What to watch with kids in November

Not all children's content is created equal, luckily Justin Hill from The Streaming Service podcast joins Shevonne Hunt to talk about the best shows and movies to check out in November. The Teletubbies are back and Amy Adams reprises a beloved role. 

09:52

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1 Nov 22

Parents warned to be on the lookout for meningococcal

Meningococcal is a word that can strike fear in the heart of parents.   The disease can have potentially devastating impacts and researchers are concerned about a rise in case numbers so far this year in Australia.  They want parents to be on the lookout for early warning signs and to better understand how to prevent and treat meningococcal.  Featured in this episode: GP & Deputy Chair on the board of the Immunisation Coalition 

Parents warned to be on the lookout for meningococcal

Meningococcal is a word that can strike fear in the heart of parents.   The disease can have potentially devastating impacts and researchers are concerned about a rise in case numbers so far this year in Australia.  They want parents to be on the lookout for early warning signs and to better understand how to prevent and treat meningococcal.  Featured in this episode: GP & Deputy Chair on the board of the Immunisation Coalition 

11:10

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30 Oct 22

The parent brain: how parenting changes our thinking (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Once you have a child, your brain will never be the same again!   In the second episode of this 12-week series, clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray and host Shevonne Hunt look at the changes in our brain that happen once we become parents and how understanding the way our brains work can help us change our habits and, ultimately, become better parents.   Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 2

The parent brain: how parenting changes our thinking (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

Once you have a child, your brain will never be the same again!   In the second episode of this 12-week series, clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray and host Shevonne Hunt look at the changes in our brain that happen once we become parents and how understanding the way our brains work can help us change our habits and, ultimately, become better parents.   Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 2

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27 Oct 22

More support needed for pregnancy loss

Falling pregnant can be a time of great excitement and anticipation but, of course, things don’t always go according to plan.   Up to 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage before 20 weeks, with parents then having to navigate a new reality, far from what they hoped for.  Early pregnancy loss support charity, Pink Elephants surveyed Australian women about what they needed most after having a miscarriage. Many said they had trouble accessing support services and more than half wanted to be able to talk to other women who had been through the same experience.  Shevonne Hunt sits down with Amanda Tipping, co-lead of Pink Elephants and Sarah Hatherell, who has been through a miscarriage about the impact of early pregnancy loss and the help that is at hand. https://www.pinkelephants.org.au/

More support needed for pregnancy loss

Falling pregnant can be a time of great excitement and anticipation but, of course, things don’t always go according to plan.   Up to 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage before 20 weeks, with parents then having to navigate a new reality, far from what they hoped for.  Early pregnancy loss support charity, Pink Elephants surveyed Australian women about what they needed most after having a miscarriage. Many said they had trouble accessing support services and more than half wanted to be able to talk to other women who had been through the same experience.  Shevonne Hunt sits down with Amanda Tipping, co-lead of Pink Elephants and Sarah Hatherell, who has been through a miscarriage about the impact of early pregnancy loss and the help that is at hand. https://www.pinkelephants.org.au/

16:58

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25 Oct 22

How to help an anxious child (RPT)

Anxiety in children is the second most common disorder in Australian children aged 5-14 and the most common disorder amongst girls. That's according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. And if you are a parent of an anxious child you'll know just how hard and heartbreaking it can be. Dr Kayleen Henderson is a child psychiatrist and mum of three. She explains how we can help our children manage their anxiety.

How to help an anxious child (RPT)

Anxiety in children is the second most common disorder in Australian children aged 5-14 and the most common disorder amongst girls. That's according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. And if you are a parent of an anxious child you'll know just how hard and heartbreaking it can be. Dr Kayleen Henderson is a child psychiatrist and mum of three. She explains how we can help our children manage their anxiety.

18:03

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23 Oct 22

Becoming a Parent: starting of on the right foot (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

This is the first episode of a 12-week series called Parenting the Parent with special guest psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray. As parents, we put a lot of thought and energy into raising our kids. But what about us? How do we raise ourselves….as parents? Together Shevonne and Rebecca delve into what it means to be a parent - the choices we make, the ways in which we cope and how we can break old patterns.  First up, what happens when we become parent for the first time? No matter how much preparation you do, there's nothing quite like it. Rebecca Ray guides us through what can be a bumpy start for many of us. Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 1 

Becoming a Parent: starting of on the right foot (Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray)

This is the first episode of a 12-week series called Parenting the Parent with special guest psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray. As parents, we put a lot of thought and energy into raising our kids. But what about us? How do we raise ourselves….as parents? Together Shevonne and Rebecca delve into what it means to be a parent - the choices we make, the ways in which we cope and how we can break old patterns.  First up, what happens when we become parent for the first time? No matter how much preparation you do, there's nothing quite like it. Rebecca Ray guides us through what can be a bumpy start for many of us. Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray - Episode 1 

33:48

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21 Oct 22

How to help when your child is being bullied

As a parent, our instinct is to protect our children. When our child is being bullied, those protective instincts come to the fore.  So, how can we help our little ones when they're facing bulling?  Derek McCormack is Director of the Raising Children Network. He gives the low-down on how to talk to kids about bulling, when we should intervene and why, as a parent, you should never confront the bully.  https://raisingchildren.net.au/ https://raisingchildren.net.au/guides/raising-healthy-minds

How to help when your child is being bullied

As a parent, our instinct is to protect our children. When our child is being bullied, those protective instincts come to the fore.  So, how can we help our little ones when they're facing bulling?  Derek McCormack is Director of the Raising Children Network. He gives the low-down on how to talk to kids about bulling, when we should intervene and why, as a parent, you should never confront the bully.  https://raisingchildren.net.au/ https://raisingchildren.net.au/guides/raising-healthy-minds

17:43

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18 Oct 22

How to teach your toddler emotional self regulation (Rpt)

Toddlers can have some big emotions but should we really expect them to be able to manage them? Dr Laura Jana is a paediatrician and the author of The Toddler Brain.Laura explains what toddlers are capable of when it comes to emotional self-regulation, and how we can start to teach them some of the basics. This episode originally aired on 23 May 2022. 

How to teach your toddler emotional self regulation (Rpt)

Toddlers can have some big emotions but should we really expect them to be able to manage them? Dr Laura Jana is a paediatrician and the author of The Toddler Brain.Laura explains what toddlers are capable of when it comes to emotional self-regulation, and how we can start to teach them some of the basics. This episode originally aired on 23 May 2022. 

17:19

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16 Oct 22

How undressing has helped one mother daughter duo discover true beauty

Lily Mandelbaum and Elisa Goodkind get people to undress in front of their camera for a living. They themselves have undressed, together, in front of a camera. But it's not like anything else you've ever experienced. Lily and Elisa created Style Like U, a website that eventually became a very successful YouTube channel, to challenge the stereotypes, myths and misconceptions we have about style and beauty. They ask their guests to start fully clothed and as the interview progresses the guests disrobe, and as they disrobe the guests often reveal their most intimate and honest thoughts. The results are raw, revelatory and completely inspiring. One of their series covered birth and postpartum where they talked to parents who have had experiences that aren't often talked about - stories about still birth, being a transdad, surrogacy and more. In this interview Lily and Elisa talk about what they have learnt through their many years working together and interviewing such an incredible array of inspiring people. Style Like U Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/StyleLikeU1/featured What's Underneath: Birth & postpartum - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_jxFaykzU8BpRWmNRGQdUWsTNHb8Vz58

How undressing has helped one mother daughter duo discover true beauty

Lily Mandelbaum and Elisa Goodkind get people to undress in front of their camera for a living. They themselves have undressed, together, in front of a camera. But it's not like anything else you've ever experienced. Lily and Elisa created Style Like U, a website that eventually became a very successful YouTube channel, to challenge the stereotypes, myths and misconceptions we have about style and beauty. They ask their guests to start fully clothed and as the interview progresses the guests disrobe, and as they disrobe the guests often reveal their most intimate and honest thoughts. The results are raw, revelatory and completely inspiring. One of their series covered birth and postpartum where they talked to parents who have had experiences that aren't often talked about - stories about still birth, being a transdad, surrogacy and more. In this interview Lily and Elisa talk about what they have learnt through their many years working together and interviewing such an incredible array of inspiring people. Style Like U Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/StyleLikeU1/featured What's Underneath: Birth & postpartum - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_jxFaykzU8BpRWmNRGQdUWsTNHb8Vz58

23:08

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13 Oct 22

Introducing — Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray

As parents, we put a lot of thought and energy into raising our kids. But what about us? How do we raise ourselves….as parents?  Parenting The Parent with clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray is a 12-week series that explores what it means to be a parent - the choices we make, the ways that we cope, and how we can turn old patterns into new actions.  New episode every Friday. Like or follow Feed Play Love wherever you listen. 

Introducing — Parenting the Parent with Dr Rebecca Ray

As parents, we put a lot of thought and energy into raising our kids. But what about us? How do we raise ourselves….as parents?  Parenting The Parent with clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray is a 12-week series that explores what it means to be a parent - the choices we make, the ways that we cope, and how we can turn old patterns into new actions.  New episode every Friday. Like or follow Feed Play Love wherever you listen. 

01:33

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13 Oct 22

Why your exhaustion might be more than lack of sleep

Have you ever felt so tired you have to drag yourself out of bed?  The exhaustion might not be simply a lack of sleep, but rather iron deficiency, or even anaemia. Low iron can levels can leave you feeling depleted, breathless and less able to cope with the demands of parenthood and pregnant women and new mums are susceptible.  Dr Sneha Wadhwani shares ways to prevent and treat low iron levels and improve energy.  https://www.instagram.com/dr_sne_easternsuburbsgp/

Why your exhaustion might be more than lack of sleep

Have you ever felt so tired you have to drag yourself out of bed?  The exhaustion might not be simply a lack of sleep, but rather iron deficiency, or even anaemia. Low iron can levels can leave you feeling depleted, breathless and less able to cope with the demands of parenthood and pregnant women and new mums are susceptible.  Dr Sneha Wadhwani shares ways to prevent and treat low iron levels and improve energy.  https://www.instagram.com/dr_sne_easternsuburbsgp/

21:07

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11 Oct 22

How to prevent chocking hazards for kids

There comes a time in every baby’s life when they start exploring the world with their mouth.  This time of development for little ones is often a period tinged with terror for adults as they navigate chocking hazards.  So what should you do to prevent chocking hazards around meal times and in the home?  And what should you do if your child starts chocking?  Sarah Hunstead is the founder of CPR kids and a former paediatric nurse.  https://www.health.gov.au/contacts/poisons-information-centre https://www.cprkids.com.au/

How to prevent chocking hazards for kids

There comes a time in every baby’s life when they start exploring the world with their mouth.  This time of development for little ones is often a period tinged with terror for adults as they navigate chocking hazards.  So what should you do to prevent chocking hazards around meal times and in the home?  And what should you do if your child starts chocking?  Sarah Hunstead is the founder of CPR kids and a former paediatric nurse.  https://www.health.gov.au/contacts/poisons-information-centre https://www.cprkids.com.au/

12:24

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9 Oct 22

A new place for women who have lost a child

It's the kind of loss most of us can't fathom. When a parent loses a child - to miscarriage, stillbirth or illness, where do they go? Friends and family who have not experienced a similar loss are often don't know what to do or how to help. Georgia Hansen's daughter Amelia was stillborn. When it happened Georgia was immediately drawn to doing something to help other women going through a similar experience. With a friend she created Angel Mama House, a place to support and nurture women who have lost a child. Georgia explains how she came to see the magic in her tragedy and what she hopes Angel Mama House will offer other women. Angel Mama House- https://www.angelmamahouse.com/ A free guide to dealing with loss- https://www.angelmamahouse.com/freegift Other support organisations: Pink Elephants- https://www.pinkelephants.org.au/ Sands- https://www.sands.org.au/ Bears of Hope- https://www.bearsofhope.org.au/

A new place for women who have lost a child

It's the kind of loss most of us can't fathom. When a parent loses a child - to miscarriage, stillbirth or illness, where do they go? Friends and family who have not experienced a similar loss are often don't know what to do or how to help. Georgia Hansen's daughter Amelia was stillborn. When it happened Georgia was immediately drawn to doing something to help other women going through a similar experience. With a friend she created Angel Mama House, a place to support and nurture women who have lost a child. Georgia explains how she came to see the magic in her tragedy and what she hopes Angel Mama House will offer other women. Angel Mama House- https://www.angelmamahouse.com/ A free guide to dealing with loss- https://www.angelmamahouse.com/freegift Other support organisations: Pink Elephants- https://www.pinkelephants.org.au/ Sands- https://www.sands.org.au/ Bears of Hope- https://www.bearsofhope.org.au/

28:21

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6 Oct 22

How to readjust when life doesn't go to plan

There's nothing quite like having babies to disrupt your plans for the future. It could be having a family has meant your dream career no longer fits or that your baby is not as you expected. Either way what happens when life doesn't go to plan? How do you readjust and keep moving forward? Georgie Abay worked hard to get her dream job at Vogue, but after having her baby she realised it wasn't what she wanted anymore. Georgie's book is called Best Laid Plans. She talks about what it was like to leave a glamorous job behind and what she learnt along the way. Best Laid Plans, On finding magic in life's most challenging moments: https://bit.ly/3e4FPRI

How to readjust when life doesn't go to plan

There's nothing quite like having babies to disrupt your plans for the future. It could be having a family has meant your dream career no longer fits or that your baby is not as you expected. Either way what happens when life doesn't go to plan? How do you readjust and keep moving forward? Georgie Abay worked hard to get her dream job at Vogue, but after having her baby she realised it wasn't what she wanted anymore. Georgie's book is called Best Laid Plans. She talks about what it was like to leave a glamorous job behind and what she learnt along the way. Best Laid Plans, On finding magic in life's most challenging moments: https://bit.ly/3e4FPRI

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4 Oct 22

The secret to raising resilient kids

Ever had your child throw a tantrum in a supermarket and felt the weight of judgment from other shoppers? You may have heard that you're too soft for responding to your child's meltdown. But parenting educator Gen Muir says that the secret to raising resilient kids isn't what a lot of people think. Yes, allowing our kids to fail is part of the picture - but not the whole picture. Gen explains how to raise resilient kids in some very simple steps. To find more about Gen Muir and her work at Connected Parenting her website is https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/ Or follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectedparentingau/

The secret to raising resilient kids

Ever had your child throw a tantrum in a supermarket and felt the weight of judgment from other shoppers? You may have heard that you're too soft for responding to your child's meltdown. But parenting educator Gen Muir says that the secret to raising resilient kids isn't what a lot of people think. Yes, allowing our kids to fail is part of the picture - but not the whole picture. Gen explains how to raise resilient kids in some very simple steps. To find more about Gen Muir and her work at Connected Parenting her website is https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/ Or follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectedparentingau/

12:47

EP1854 - S1

2 Oct 22

What to watch with kids in October

Justin Hill from The Streaming Service joins the show to talk about: Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney Plus Oddball on Netflix The School of Good and Evil on Netflix Plus a new offering for kids from Netflix. You can listen to Justin's podcast here: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/the-streaming-service-with-justin-hill

What to watch with kids in October

Justin Hill from The Streaming Service joins the show to talk about: Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney Plus Oddball on Netflix The School of Good and Evil on Netflix Plus a new offering for kids from Netflix. You can listen to Justin's podcast here: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/the-streaming-service-with-justin-hill

10:37

EP1853 - S1

29 Sep 22

How Covid made life harder for women

There's nothing like having children to awaken the feminist inside a woman. If you haven't come up against gender inequality before, chances are you'll feel it. From pregnancy discrimination, unequal domestic burdens at home and a truncated career, having a family can highlight how far we still have to go. When lockdowns first came into place in 2020 many feminist writers thought this would be the great leveller. Now male partners everywhere would see just how much domestic labour their female counterparts took on. Unfortunately it was not the case. In her new book Leaning Out, feminist writer Kristina Ziwica charts the course of feminism that has led us to this moment, and explains why the Covid pandemic might be the catalyst for change we need. Leaning Out can be found here: https://bit.ly/3dzzHke

How Covid made life harder for women

There's nothing like having children to awaken the feminist inside a woman. If you haven't come up against gender inequality before, chances are you'll feel it. From pregnancy discrimination, unequal domestic burdens at home and a truncated career, having a family can highlight how far we still have to go. When lockdowns first came into place in 2020 many feminist writers thought this would be the great leveller. Now male partners everywhere would see just how much domestic labour their female counterparts took on. Unfortunately it was not the case. In her new book Leaning Out, feminist writer Kristina Ziwica charts the course of feminism that has led us to this moment, and explains why the Covid pandemic might be the catalyst for change we need. Leaning Out can be found here: https://bit.ly/3dzzHke

29:34

EP1852 - S1

27 Sep 22

How to raise an introvert

Children are all born with their own personalities, and when that personality is completely different to yours it can be challenging. How do you help support a child who is naturally introverted when your modus operandi is loud and proud? Dr Vanessa Lapointe is a psychologist, author and parenting educator. She shows us how to see the world from our introvert's eyes, and what they need most to thrive. Find out more about Vanessa at her website: https://drvanessalapointe.com/

How to raise an introvert

Children are all born with their own personalities, and when that personality is completely different to yours it can be challenging. How do you help support a child who is naturally introverted when your modus operandi is loud and proud? Dr Vanessa Lapointe is a psychologist, author and parenting educator. She shows us how to see the world from our introvert's eyes, and what they need most to thrive. Find out more about Vanessa at her website: https://drvanessalapointe.com/

15:35

EP1851 - S1

25 Sep 22

Turia Pitt: Parenting can be hard but it's made me softer

Turia Pitt has run marathons, climbed mountains and survived burns to over 65% of her body. She’s also written a book, started her own running business and competed in Celebrity Apprentice. She’s tough, determined, and resilient. But even Turia Pitt can feel the pressure of parenting two small boys. In this episode of Feed Play Love Turia talks about how she handles demanding kids, high expectations and the ever-present pressure of mother guilt. Listen to Turia's podcast Turia Pitt is Hard Work here: https://play.listnr.com/podcast/turia-pitt-is-hard-work

Turia Pitt: Parenting can be hard but it's made me softer

Turia Pitt has run marathons, climbed mountains and survived burns to over 65% of her body. She’s also written a book, started her own running business and competed in Celebrity Apprentice. She’s tough, determined, and resilient. But even Turia Pitt can feel the pressure of parenting two small boys. In this episode of Feed Play Love Turia talks about how she handles demanding kids, high expectations and the ever-present pressure of mother guilt. Listen to Turia's podcast Turia Pitt is Hard Work here: https://play.listnr.com/podcast/turia-pitt-is-hard-work

19:55

EP1850 - S1

22 Sep 22

How Melissa Leong can help your kids be more adventurous eaters

Melissa Leong is best known for her role as a judge on Master Chef. She is also a connoisseur of good food and flavour experiences. So when she teamed up with illustrator Eleonora Arosio to create the children's picture book A Taste Adventure she was determined to introduce kids to a variety of tastes. Melissa talks about her own childhood and how it has influenced her love of flavour today. She also lays down a fun challenge for parents to help get their kids eating a wider range of foods. Melissa's book A Taste Adventure: https://bit.ly/3Quvj3i

How Melissa Leong can help your kids be more adventurous eaters

Melissa Leong is best known for her role as a judge on Master Chef. She is also a connoisseur of good food and flavour experiences. So when she teamed up with illustrator Eleonora Arosio to create the children's picture book A Taste Adventure she was determined to introduce kids to a variety of tastes. Melissa talks about her own childhood and how it has influenced her love of flavour today. She also lays down a fun challenge for parents to help get their kids eating a wider range of foods. Melissa's book A Taste Adventure: https://bit.ly/3Quvj3i

14:51

EP1849 - S1

20 Sep 22

Why we should all travel with kids

Ever since the travel bans from the pandemic have lifted social media appears to be full of everyone's European holiday. But travelling with kids isn't always a walk in the park, particularly if you're travelling overseas. Gen Muir is a parenting educator at Connected Parenting who is also a mum of four. In this interview she talks about the challenges and joys of travelling with kids, and explains why we all need to do it. Gen's website: https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/ Gen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectedparentingau/

Why we should all travel with kids

Ever since the travel bans from the pandemic have lifted social media appears to be full of everyone's European holiday. But travelling with kids isn't always a walk in the park, particularly if you're travelling overseas. Gen Muir is a parenting educator at Connected Parenting who is also a mum of four. In this interview she talks about the challenges and joys of travelling with kids, and explains why we all need to do it. Gen's website: https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/ Gen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectedparentingau/

14:12

EP1848 - S1

18 Sep 22

How to help your autistic child find their happily ever after

The world is not made for neurodivergent people. It can be particularly challenging for children on the spectrum who are growing up and learning in a world that isn't always kind or understanding. Chloe Hayden grew up feeling like a square peg in a round hole. School in particular was very challenging. In her own words, it sucked. But Chloe is here to help other neurodivergent children and their families. Her book is called Different not Less, a neurodivergent's guide to embracing your true self and finding your happily ever after. Link to book: https://bit.ly/3RwyaKm

How to help your autistic child find their happily ever after

The world is not made for neurodivergent people. It can be particularly challenging for children on the spectrum who are growing up and learning in a world that isn't always kind or understanding. Chloe Hayden grew up feeling like a square peg in a round hole. School in particular was very challenging. In her own words, it sucked. But Chloe is here to help other neurodivergent children and their families. Her book is called Different not Less, a neurodivergent's guide to embracing your true self and finding your happily ever after. Link to book: https://bit.ly/3RwyaKm

25:22

EP1847 - S1

15 Sep 22

What Emma Wiggle did next

Emma Watkins donned the yellow jersey of the Wiggles in 2010 and became one of their most-loved members. After leaving the Wiggles last year Emma has been hard at work on her next work. It involves a new colour (orange, or apricot, depending on who you ask) singing, dancing and signing. Emma talks about when she first fell in love with signing and what she hopes to achieve with her latest project. Listen to Emma Memma on Kinderling Kids Radio on the LiSTNR app: https://www.listnr.com/genre/kids

What Emma Wiggle did next

Emma Watkins donned the yellow jersey of the Wiggles in 2010 and became one of their most-loved members. After leaving the Wiggles last year Emma has been hard at work on her next work. It involves a new colour (orange, or apricot, depending on who you ask) singing, dancing and signing. Emma talks about when she first fell in love with signing and what she hopes to achieve with her latest project. Listen to Emma Memma on Kinderling Kids Radio on the LiSTNR app: https://www.listnr.com/genre/kids

15:04

EP1846 - S1

13 Sep 22

How to stop feeling like you're not enough

Do you have a 'to-do' list? Do you ever feel bad if you don't tick off all the items? When you're a busy parent it can be really hard to feel like you're kicking all the goals. This is when the feeling of 'not-enough-ness' creeps in. You can feel stretched between all your responsibilities and nothing you do seems to be good enough. But Dr Rebecca Ray is here to tell you that you are enough. She's also got a few ideas on how you can re-set the way you think that will help you feel more at ease with who you are and what you do. Rebecca's latest book is called Small Habits for a Big Life : https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781761260735/

How to stop feeling like you're not enough

Do you have a 'to-do' list? Do you ever feel bad if you don't tick off all the items? When you're a busy parent it can be really hard to feel like you're kicking all the goals. This is when the feeling of 'not-enough-ness' creeps in. You can feel stretched between all your responsibilities and nothing you do seems to be good enough. But Dr Rebecca Ray is here to tell you that you are enough. She's also got a few ideas on how you can re-set the way you think that will help you feel more at ease with who you are and what you do. Rebecca's latest book is called Small Habits for a Big Life : https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781761260735/

18:03

EP1845 - S1

11 Sep 22

How to stop the impact of toxic body images on kids

If you've ever been unhappy with your body you need to meet Taryn Brumfitt. Taryn is a mum and film director who has inspired people all over the world to love the skin they're in. And now she's turned her attention to children and body image. Her film Embrace Kids is a must-see film for all children. Taryn explains why this kind of film was necessary for kids today. Find out more about the doco here: https://theembracehub.com/ The book Embrace Kids: https://bodyimagemovement.com/shop/product/embrace-kids/

How to stop the impact of toxic body images on kids

If you've ever been unhappy with your body you need to meet Taryn Brumfitt. Taryn is a mum and film director who has inspired people all over the world to love the skin they're in. And now she's turned her attention to children and body image. Her film Embrace Kids is a must-see film for all children. Taryn explains why this kind of film was necessary for kids today. Find out more about the doco here: https://theembracehub.com/ The book Embrace Kids: https://bodyimagemovement.com/shop/product/embrace-kids/

17:44

EP1844 - S1

8 Sep 22

Maggie Dent on how to transform chaos to calm

Is your home your sanctuary? Or is it where all the yelling happens? Life today for families can be hectic and stressful. But Maggie Dent knows how to tweak things to make a home more peaceful. Maggie is a parenting educator, author and podcaster. In this interview we chat about the small steps we can make to help our homes become a place of refuge for the whole family. For more information on Maggie's course Calming Today's Anxious Kids check out this link: https://www.maggiedent.com/calminganxiouskids/

Maggie Dent on how to transform chaos to calm

Is your home your sanctuary? Or is it where all the yelling happens? Life today for families can be hectic and stressful. But Maggie Dent knows how to tweak things to make a home more peaceful. Maggie is a parenting educator, author and podcaster. In this interview we chat about the small steps we can make to help our homes become a place of refuge for the whole family. For more information on Maggie's course Calming Today's Anxious Kids check out this link: https://www.maggiedent.com/calminganxiouskids/

20:52

EP1843 - S1

6 Sep 22

Why parents need to embrace the C word

We're talking confidence, what did you think we meant? Mel Schilling is a therapist on Married at First Sight and confidence coach. She understands women and how our brains work - and she's devised a way for us all to step into our own sense of self.  Find Mel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mel_schilling1/ Mel's book: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-c-word-confidence--mel-schilling/book/9781922351425.html

Why parents need to embrace the C word

We're talking confidence, what did you think we meant? Mel Schilling is a therapist on Married at First Sight and confidence coach. She understands women and how our brains work - and she's devised a way for us all to step into our own sense of self.  Find Mel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mel_schilling1/ Mel's book: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-c-word-confidence--mel-schilling/book/9781922351425.html

20:58

EP1842 - S1

4 Sep 22

What to watch this September (and on Father's Day)!

Justin Hill from The Streaming Service takes us through some great movies to watch with dad this Father's Day and the best new shows to watch out for in September. Listen to Justin on The Streaming Service: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/the-streaming-service-with-justin-hill

What to watch this September (and on Father's Day)!

Justin Hill from The Streaming Service takes us through some great movies to watch with dad this Father's Day and the best new shows to watch out for in September. Listen to Justin on The Streaming Service: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/the-streaming-service-with-justin-hill

19:53

EP1841 - S1

1 Sep 22

How a letter to a new dad went viral

When you hear of something going viral these days you'd probably assume it's happened online. But when Ailsa Wild wrote a letter (on paper, with a pen) and gave it to her friend Dave Henry it went old-school viral. The letter was an instruction manual for her friend who had just discovered he was going to be a dad. It was then passed (hand-to-hand ) to new dads in Dave's friendship circle. And now it's a book! That book is called You'll be a Wonderful Dad. Advice on becoming the best father you can be. Ailsa and Dave talk about their friendship and why this particular letter was so popular among dads. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://bit.ly/3TsnUEv

How a letter to a new dad went viral

When you hear of something going viral these days you'd probably assume it's happened online. But when Ailsa Wild wrote a letter (on paper, with a pen) and gave it to her friend Dave Henry it went old-school viral. The letter was an instruction manual for her friend who had just discovered he was going to be a dad. It was then passed (hand-to-hand ) to new dads in Dave's friendship circle. And now it's a book! That book is called You'll be a Wonderful Dad. Advice on becoming the best father you can be. Ailsa and Dave talk about their friendship and why this particular letter was so popular among dads. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://bit.ly/3TsnUEv

14:03

EP1840 - S1

1 Sep 22

Is your kid really too sick for school?

We've all been there. It's Monday morning and your kid says they're too sick to go to school. But are they really? Sometimes it's hard to know when a child is genuinely unwell and when they just don't want to go to school. Paediatrician Dr Deb Levy talks us through how you can try to work out whether your kid is really unwell and what to do if you think it might be a symptom of anxiety. LINKS: Deb's advice on helping an anxious child: https://www.drdeblevy.com/helping-your-anxious-child/ Meditation:  https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ https://headspace.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/

Is your kid really too sick for school?

We've all been there. It's Monday morning and your kid says they're too sick to go to school. But are they really? Sometimes it's hard to know when a child is genuinely unwell and when they just don't want to go to school. Paediatrician Dr Deb Levy talks us through how you can try to work out whether your kid is really unwell and what to do if you think it might be a symptom of anxiety. LINKS: Deb's advice on helping an anxious child: https://www.drdeblevy.com/helping-your-anxious-child/ Meditation:  https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ https://headspace.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/

10:55

EP1839 - S1

30 Aug 22

Why we need better sex ed for our kids

Did you know that good sex education is the best way to prevent future sexual violence? Katrina Marson is a criminal lawyer who understands what happens when we don't teach our children about consent, pleasure and the very basics of sex. After prosecuting sexual crimes in the courts she decided to put some solid research behind the difference good sex ed can have on the outcomes for young adults. And the education can start very young. Katrina tells us about what she learnt about in countries like majority Catholic Ireland, and how we can make sex education age-appropriate. LINK TO KATRINA'S BOOK : https://bit.ly/3KliPtt

Why we need better sex ed for our kids

Did you know that good sex education is the best way to prevent future sexual violence? Katrina Marson is a criminal lawyer who understands what happens when we don't teach our children about consent, pleasure and the very basics of sex. After prosecuting sexual crimes in the courts she decided to put some solid research behind the difference good sex ed can have on the outcomes for young adults. And the education can start very young. Katrina tells us about what she learnt about in countries like majority Catholic Ireland, and how we can make sex education age-appropriate. LINK TO KATRINA'S BOOK : https://bit.ly/3KliPtt

28:12

EP1838 - S1

28 Aug 22

Why are Oodles our most popular dog?

If you live in Australia chances are you know someone who owns an Oodle. That's a dog that is part poodle, part other dog breed. Using a study from over 750,000 puppies seen at Glencross Vets and purchases from Pet Barn a new study - Pet Pulse confirms that Aussies love an Oodle. Dr Michael Yazbeck is a veterinarian at Glencross Vets. He talks about why he thinks Oodles are so popular (and which ones he recommends to families looking to buy a dog).

Why are Oodles our most popular dog?

If you live in Australia chances are you know someone who owns an Oodle. That's a dog that is part poodle, part other dog breed. Using a study from over 750,000 puppies seen at Glencross Vets and purchases from Pet Barn a new study - Pet Pulse confirms that Aussies love an Oodle. Dr Michael Yazbeck is a veterinarian at Glencross Vets. He talks about why he thinks Oodles are so popular (and which ones he recommends to families looking to buy a dog).

09:52

EP1837 - S1

25 Aug 22

How to cook good food for a busy family

Ever got home at 7pm from the kids' soccor training and thought - what are we going to eat for dinner? I hate trying to work out what to cook, particularly when I haven't planned anything. But writer Allie Gaunt and nutritionist Jessica Beaton have been working on that for us. The women behind One Handed Cooks have been helping Feed Play Love listeners for years with their tips on how to get fussy eaters to eat and how to cook one meal for everyone. Now they've put their considerable problem-solving-food-loving heads together and come up with ways to make the most of every moment in the kitchen. I've already tried two super easy recipes and they were yum! (Plus: the kids ate them. WHAT? I know!) Listen to how Allie and Jess came up with the winning formula for making dinner easy and delicious. LINK TO BOOK: The Family Meal Solution https://bit.ly/3pjCxfh

How to cook good food for a busy family

Ever got home at 7pm from the kids' soccor training and thought - what are we going to eat for dinner? I hate trying to work out what to cook, particularly when I haven't planned anything. But writer Allie Gaunt and nutritionist Jessica Beaton have been working on that for us. The women behind One Handed Cooks have been helping Feed Play Love listeners for years with their tips on how to get fussy eaters to eat and how to cook one meal for everyone. Now they've put their considerable problem-solving-food-loving heads together and come up with ways to make the most of every moment in the kitchen. I've already tried two super easy recipes and they were yum! (Plus: the kids ate them. WHAT? I know!) Listen to how Allie and Jess came up with the winning formula for making dinner easy and delicious. LINK TO BOOK: The Family Meal Solution https://bit.ly/3pjCxfh

18:27

EP1836 - S1

23 Aug 22

Dads, here's how you parent equally

Once upon a time I was a young woman who believed that feminism had done its work. And then I became a mother. The inequality I discovered from pregnancy to birth and caring for my kids still astounds me. Fatherhood may have changed a lot in recent decades but women still bear the majority of the domestic and emotional labour at home and that has a huge impact on everything from our mental health to our superannuation. Rob Sturrock is a dad, feminist and author. His book Man Raises Boy delves into how dads can step into parenthood. In this episodes he outlines some very practical ways dads can be equal parents. LINK TO MAN RAISES BOY: https://bit.ly/3PpO4ED

Dads, here's how you parent equally

Once upon a time I was a young woman who believed that feminism had done its work. And then I became a mother. The inequality I discovered from pregnancy to birth and caring for my kids still astounds me. Fatherhood may have changed a lot in recent decades but women still bear the majority of the domestic and emotional labour at home and that has a huge impact on everything from our mental health to our superannuation. Rob Sturrock is a dad, feminist and author. His book Man Raises Boy delves into how dads can step into parenthood. In this episodes he outlines some very practical ways dads can be equal parents. LINK TO MAN RAISES BOY: https://bit.ly/3PpO4ED

19:07

EP1835 - S1

21 Aug 22

When Instagram helps you through your darkest days

Social media can cop a lot of flak. And most times - I'd agree with it. But Mikhailla Fitzgerald's story has made me think twice. As an influencer Mikhailla was used to sharing her life online, so when she fell pregnant it was natural to document that journey. But then things went wrong, and showing up online became one of the hardest things she had to do. She was very generous to share her story on the show, and to explain how Instagram helped her through some of her darkest days. MIKHAILLA'S BOOKS: https://wholeheartedly.com.au/collections/childrens-books MIKHAILLA ON INSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/mikhailla/

When Instagram helps you through your darkest days

Social media can cop a lot of flak. And most times - I'd agree with it. But Mikhailla Fitzgerald's story has made me think twice. As an influencer Mikhailla was used to sharing her life online, so when she fell pregnant it was natural to document that journey. But then things went wrong, and showing up online became one of the hardest things she had to do. She was very generous to share her story on the show, and to explain how Instagram helped her through some of her darkest days. MIKHAILLA'S BOOKS: https://wholeheartedly.com.au/collections/childrens-books MIKHAILLA ON INSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/mikhailla/

22:40

EP1834 - S1

18 Aug 22

Why kids need to know about their brains

Karen Young is a parenting educator and the brains behind the website Hey Sigmund where she offers lots of helpful advice about how to manage anxiety and other behavioural challenges for families. She's also written books for kids and her latest book Dear You, Love From Your Brainis all about teaching kids how to understand what's going on in their brain. Karen talks about how we can help kids manage their emotions and anxieties well. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://www.heysigmund.com/products/dear-you-love-from-your-brain/

Why kids need to know about their brains

Karen Young is a parenting educator and the brains behind the website Hey Sigmund where she offers lots of helpful advice about how to manage anxiety and other behavioural challenges for families. She's also written books for kids and her latest book Dear You, Love From Your Brainis all about teaching kids how to understand what's going on in their brain. Karen talks about how we can help kids manage their emotions and anxieties well. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://www.heysigmund.com/products/dear-you-love-from-your-brain/

11:00

EP1833 - S1

16 Aug 22

Ever felt like you're failing as a parent? You need to listen to this

Gen Muir is a parenting educator with a tonne of great advice and tips for how to raise kids well. And yet even Gen - a mum of four boys- feels like a failure some times. I've been hosting a parenting show for over SEVEN years and I also feel like a failure. So how can we throw away this idea that we're failing as parents, and where does it come from anyway? If you've ever felt like you're making a tonne of mistakes with parenting this conversation is going to make you feel a whole lot better. GEN'S WEBSITE: https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/ GEN ON INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/connectedparentingau/

Ever felt like you're failing as a parent? You need to listen to this

Gen Muir is a parenting educator with a tonne of great advice and tips for how to raise kids well. And yet even Gen - a mum of four boys- feels like a failure some times. I've been hosting a parenting show for over SEVEN years and I also feel like a failure. So how can we throw away this idea that we're failing as parents, and where does it come from anyway? If you've ever felt like you're making a tonne of mistakes with parenting this conversation is going to make you feel a whole lot better. GEN'S WEBSITE: https://www.connectedparenting.com.au/ GEN ON INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/connectedparentingau/

18:12

EP1832 - S1

14 Aug 22

Why you need to know about menopause NOW

After I became a mother I learnt about matrescence and how we change and evolve once we have our children. It made me look at my experience of motherhood in a whole new (and helpful) light. Then I started reading Alison Daddo's book Queen Menopauseand I thought - here's another stage of life I really need to know about. Our education as women on how we change through life seems to stop after puberty, when really there's a whole lot we need to know now so that we're prepared for later. Alison talks about perimenopause, menopause, righteous anger and how self care now will save you later on. LINK TO BOOK: https://bit.ly/3Q0j7aT

Why you need to know about menopause NOW

After I became a mother I learnt about matrescence and how we change and evolve once we have our children. It made me look at my experience of motherhood in a whole new (and helpful) light. Then I started reading Alison Daddo's book Queen Menopauseand I thought - here's another stage of life I really need to know about. Our education as women on how we change through life seems to stop after puberty, when really there's a whole lot we need to know now so that we're prepared for later. Alison talks about perimenopause, menopause, righteous anger and how self care now will save you later on. LINK TO BOOK: https://bit.ly/3Q0j7aT

28:09

EP1831 - S1

11 Aug 22

New picture book shows kids they are 'enough'

If there's one thing I want my children to know is that they are enough. They are exactly all they need to be, exactly how they are. Now there's a new book by social worker and author Jess Sanders that aims to teach kids just this. It's called You are Enough and it's the first in a series of books she is releasing called Life Lessons for Little Ones. Jess talks about how a feeling of 'not enough-ness' is a product of our times and how parents can help their children avoid it. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/life-lessons-for-little-ones/

New picture book shows kids they are 'enough'

If there's one thing I want my children to know is that they are enough. They are exactly all they need to be, exactly how they are. Now there's a new book by social worker and author Jess Sanders that aims to teach kids just this. It's called You are Enough and it's the first in a series of books she is releasing called Life Lessons for Little Ones. Jess talks about how a feeling of 'not enough-ness' is a product of our times and how parents can help their children avoid it. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/life-lessons-for-little-ones/

12:35

EP1830 - S1

9 Aug 22

Why we need to teach children about pain

When my daughter was about three she showed me a paper cut on her finger declaring that it was "the worst pain" she had ever felt. Which, for her, was probably true. How children experience pain is the subject of a new study from the University of South Australia. Dr Sarah Wallwork was the lead researcher in the study and is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. Sarah explains why we need to teach our kids about pain and how to do it. LINK TO THE ORIGINAL STUDY: https://bit.ly/3brL38I

Why we need to teach children about pain

When my daughter was about three she showed me a paper cut on her finger declaring that it was "the worst pain" she had ever felt. Which, for her, was probably true. How children experience pain is the subject of a new study from the University of South Australia. Dr Sarah Wallwork was the lead researcher in the study and is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. Sarah explains why we need to teach our kids about pain and how to do it. LINK TO THE ORIGINAL STUDY: https://bit.ly/3brL38I

14:10

EP1829 - S1

7 Aug 22

Why Aware Parenting is a parenting style that makes a real difference

It took three children before Lael Stone discovered Aware Parenting. A traumatic birth led Lael to search for a way to help her baby and herself process what had happened. Aware Parenting proved to be the key that unlocked everything. Lael talks about how the principals she found in this style helped her shift trauma, understand her older children better and create a more harmonious household.  FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LAEL HERE: https://laelstone.com.au/

Why Aware Parenting is a parenting style that makes a real difference

It took three children before Lael Stone discovered Aware Parenting. A traumatic birth led Lael to search for a way to help her baby and herself process what had happened. Aware Parenting proved to be the key that unlocked everything. Lael talks about how the principals she found in this style helped her shift trauma, understand her older children better and create a more harmonious household.  FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LAEL HERE: https://laelstone.com.au/

27:02

EP1828 - S1

4 Aug 22

Is it possible to break the childcare-illness-cycle?

If you have a child in an early education service right now you are probably experiencing the unending hell of winter lurgies. Dr Deb Levy is a paediatrician and mum who understands how challenging this never-ending cycle of illnesses can be. Deb de-mystifies the contagious vs non-contagious colour of snot and gives some tips on how you can build up your child's immunity. DR DEB LEVY'S WEBSITE: https://www.drdeblevy.com/

Is it possible to break the childcare-illness-cycle?

If you have a child in an early education service right now you are probably experiencing the unending hell of winter lurgies. Dr Deb Levy is a paediatrician and mum who understands how challenging this never-ending cycle of illnesses can be. Deb de-mystifies the contagious vs non-contagious colour of snot and gives some tips on how you can build up your child's immunity. DR DEB LEVY'S WEBSITE: https://www.drdeblevy.com/

10:33

EP1827 - S1

3 Aug 22

How to help kids when they're lost for words

Ever been in a situation where you just couldn't find the right words to say? Maybe your friend's dog died, you made a big mistake at work or you're visiting someone who is really unwell. Everyone - adults and children- sometimes struggle to find the right words. In Davina Bell's new picture book What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say she grapples with some awkward situations that every kid will struggle with, and provides eloquent and simple solutions.  LINK TO THE BOOK: https://bit.ly/3zpwv1g

How to help kids when they're lost for words

Ever been in a situation where you just couldn't find the right words to say? Maybe your friend's dog died, you made a big mistake at work or you're visiting someone who is really unwell. Everyone - adults and children- sometimes struggle to find the right words. In Davina Bell's new picture book What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say she grapples with some awkward situations that every kid will struggle with, and provides eloquent and simple solutions.  LINK TO THE BOOK: https://bit.ly/3zpwv1g

09:53

EP1826 - S1

2 Aug 22

Why 'self care' for new mums is essential

When you become a new parent you're told a number of things to help you look after your new baby. You're taught how to bathe them, feed them, watch for signs of illness. But Ruby Matley says that one of the most important things to teach mums is how to look after themselves. Her book Self Care for New Mumsoutlines all the reasons why new mums need to take time for themselves and how you can start today.  Link for the book: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760987916/

Why 'self care' for new mums is essential

When you become a new parent you're told a number of things to help you look after your new baby. You're taught how to bathe them, feed them, watch for signs of illness. But Ruby Matley says that one of the most important things to teach mums is how to look after themselves. Her book Self Care for New Mumsoutlines all the reasons why new mums need to take time for themselves and how you can start today.  Link for the book: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760987916/

12:53

EP1825 - S1

1 Aug 22

What to watch this month with your kids

Justin Hill from The Streaming Service joins us to outline the best shows coming up for kids this August.

What to watch this month with your kids

Justin Hill from The Streaming Service joins us to outline the best shows coming up for kids this August.

16:33

EP1824 - S1

31 Jul 22

Finding confidence when you have none

Confidence can be the key to moving forward. If you're feeling like you don't know what you're doing with a new baby or starting work again after a break, believing in yourself can make everything feel easier. My example is handstands. While I have wanted to do them for years I just don't have the confidence. In this interview psychologist and author Rebecca Ray kindly runs with the metaphor of a handstand to explain how we can find the confidence we need in life. As always Beck gives clear and realistic advice to finding a way forward. Beck's latest book is called Small Habits for A Big Life. https://www.booktopia.com.au/small-habits-for-a-big-life-rebecca-ray/book/9781761260735.html?source=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz6LXyaiL-QIVmp1LBR3m1gFoEAQYASABEgIDLPD_BwE

Finding confidence when you have none

Confidence can be the key to moving forward. If you're feeling like you don't know what you're doing with a new baby or starting work again after a break, believing in yourself can make everything feel easier. My example is handstands. While I have wanted to do them for years I just don't have the confidence. In this interview psychologist and author Rebecca Ray kindly runs with the metaphor of a handstand to explain how we can find the confidence we need in life. As always Beck gives clear and realistic advice to finding a way forward. Beck's latest book is called Small Habits for A Big Life. https://www.booktopia.com.au/small-habits-for-a-big-life-rebecca-ray/book/9781761260735.html?source=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz6LXyaiL-QIVmp1LBR3m1gFoEAQYASABEgIDLPD_BwE

22:07

EP1823 - S1

28 Jul 22

How to get your kid loving the great outdoors

When was the last time you spent the whole day outside? To be fair, it's the middle of winter in Australia, and not the best time to traipsing through nature. But Linda Drummond says that even if we get out in our gumboots and raincoats we're doing something good for our kids. Linda has written a book for every parent struggling to get their kids off screens and outside, it's called How to Raise Outdoor Kids. The book is packed with ideas for parents on how to spend more time outside and she shares some ideas in this episode. LINK TO BOOK: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/product/how-to-raise-outdoor-kids/

How to get your kid loving the great outdoors

When was the last time you spent the whole day outside? To be fair, it's the middle of winter in Australia, and not the best time to traipsing through nature. But Linda Drummond says that even if we get out in our gumboots and raincoats we're doing something good for our kids. Linda has written a book for every parent struggling to get their kids off screens and outside, it's called How to Raise Outdoor Kids. The book is packed with ideas for parents on how to spend more time outside and she shares some ideas in this episode. LINK TO BOOK: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/product/how-to-raise-outdoor-kids/

14:49

EP1822 - S1

27 Jul 22

Should you get your kids vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu?

If you have young kids, chances are you've been experiencing what seems like a never-ending series of illnesses this winter. Chief Paediatrician of NSW Dr Matthew O' Meara can explain why seasonal illnesses have been on the rise, and joins me to answer questions from our audience about COVID-19 and flu vaccines for children. We talk through current case numbers, vaccine side effects and efficacy, and how to talk to kids who are nervous about needles.   This episode is brought to you by the NSW Government.

Should you get your kids vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu?

If you have young kids, chances are you've been experiencing what seems like a never-ending series of illnesses this winter. Chief Paediatrician of NSW Dr Matthew O' Meara can explain why seasonal illnesses have been on the rise, and joins me to answer questions from our audience about COVID-19 and flu vaccines for children. We talk through current case numbers, vaccine side effects and efficacy, and how to talk to kids who are nervous about needles.   This episode is brought to you by the NSW Government.

23:29

EP1821 - S1

26 Jul 22

Want to stop fighting with your partner? Here's how

How do you feel when you fight with your partner? I feel awful. In fact, nothing feels right when we're fighting, which is why I was drawn to relationship counsellor Lissy Abrahams' book Relationship Reset.Lissy believes that conflict is normal. She explains why and how we fight in a way I've never heard before. It has changed my mind on how I look at conflict and given me a way to deal with it better. Lissy gives us a new way to look at conflict and some tips on how to manage it better. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://www.booktopia.com.au/relationship-reset-lissy-abrahams/book/9781760989781.html

Want to stop fighting with your partner? Here's how

How do you feel when you fight with your partner? I feel awful. In fact, nothing feels right when we're fighting, which is why I was drawn to relationship counsellor Lissy Abrahams' book Relationship Reset.Lissy believes that conflict is normal. She explains why and how we fight in a way I've never heard before. It has changed my mind on how I look at conflict and given me a way to deal with it better. Lissy gives us a new way to look at conflict and some tips on how to manage it better. LINK TO THE BOOK: https://www.booktopia.com.au/relationship-reset-lissy-abrahams/book/9781760989781.html

24:26

EP1820 - S1

25 Jul 22

How birthing on country helps First Nations women

I am completely in awe of the cultural history of our First Nations people. While so much knowledge was lost through colonisation, some wisdom and learnings remain. Melanie Briggs is a midwife at Waminda, a centre that supports birthing on country. Through connecting to country and the wisdom of Elders past, Melanie works with First Nations women to have the best possible birth they can - and it's delivering results.  LINK TO WAMINDA: https://waminda.org.au/

How birthing on country helps First Nations women

I am completely in awe of the cultural history of our First Nations people. While so much knowledge was lost through colonisation, some wisdom and learnings remain. Melanie Briggs is a midwife at Waminda, a centre that supports birthing on country. Through connecting to country and the wisdom of Elders past, Melanie works with First Nations women to have the best possible birth they can - and it's delivering results.  LINK TO WAMINDA: https://waminda.org.au/

17:54

EP1819 - S1

24 Jul 22

Do you know what it means to be intersex?

And if you do, how would you react if your obstetrician encouraged you to have surgery on your intersex baby? Simone-Lisa Anderson is an advocate for the intersex community who gave birth to an intersex child. Simone-Lisa explains what it means to be intersex and why surgery on babies and children incapable of consent must be made illegal across Australia. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Intersex Peer Support Australia - https://isupport.org.au/ Intersex Human Rights Australia - https://ihra.org.au/youth/ ACT - A Gender Agenda - https://genderrights.org.au/ TAS - Working it Out - https://www.workingitout.org.au/

Do you know what it means to be intersex?

And if you do, how would you react if your obstetrician encouraged you to have surgery on your intersex baby? Simone-Lisa Anderson is an advocate for the intersex community who gave birth to an intersex child. Simone-Lisa explains what it means to be intersex and why surgery on babies and children incapable of consent must be made illegal across Australia. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Intersex Peer Support Australia - https://isupport.org.au/ Intersex Human Rights Australia - https://ihra.org.au/youth/ ACT - A Gender Agenda - https://genderrights.org.au/ TAS - Working it Out - https://www.workingitout.org.au/

19:50

EP1817 - S1

21 Jul 22

Are we now able to vaccinate the under 5s against Covid-19?

The TGA has provisionally approved the use of Moderna for children aged six months to five years. This age group is the last to be protected with the vaccine - but what do we know about its safety and efficacy? Dr Daryl Cheng is a Consultant Paediatrician and the Medical Lead of Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre and Murdoch Children's Research Institute. He outlines what we know about the Moderna vaccine for the under 5s and why it will still be some time before we will be able to vaccinate our youngest kids.

Are we now able to vaccinate the under 5s against Covid-19?

The TGA has provisionally approved the use of Moderna for children aged six months to five years. This age group is the last to be protected with the vaccine - but what do we know about its safety and efficacy? Dr Daryl Cheng is a Consultant Paediatrician and the Medical Lead of Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre and Murdoch Children's Research Institute. He outlines what we know about the Moderna vaccine for the under 5s and why it will still be some time before we will be able to vaccinate our youngest kids.

11:38

EP1817 - S1

20 Jul 22

What is the best streaming service for families?

When it comes to streaming services there are so many options to choose from. So how do you decide the best option for a family - where the smallest humans may be the biggest consumers of content? Justin Hill is the host of LiSTNR podcast The Streaming Serviceand knows how to choose the best streaming service for families. He goes through how to pick the service that best suits your needs.

What is the best streaming service for families?

When it comes to streaming services there are so many options to choose from. So how do you decide the best option for a family - where the smallest humans may be the biggest consumers of content? Justin Hill is the host of LiSTNR podcast The Streaming Serviceand knows how to choose the best streaming service for families. He goes through how to pick the service that best suits your needs.

11:41

EP1816 - S1

20 Jul 22

Is it okay to tell off other peoples' kids?

What are the more awkward and tricky situations you've come across involving kids? I asked some friends and colleagues and came up with the following: When is it okay to tell off other people's kids? Can you tell your parents how to look after your own kids? Should you let children choose whether they go to church? How much should we help our kids with homework? Is it okay to tell kids white lies to protect them? Matt Beard is an ethicist and the resident philosopher at the ABC's podcast Short and Curly. He takes us through the ethical implications of all of these questions and gives us some rational ways forward.

Is it okay to tell off other peoples' kids?

What are the more awkward and tricky situations you've come across involving kids? I asked some friends and colleagues and came up with the following: When is it okay to tell off other people's kids? Can you tell your parents how to look after your own kids? Should you let children choose whether they go to church? How much should we help our kids with homework? Is it okay to tell kids white lies to protect them? Matt Beard is an ethicist and the resident philosopher at the ABC's podcast Short and Curly. He takes us through the ethical implications of all of these questions and gives us some rational ways forward.

28:30

EP1815 - S1

19 Jul 22

What to do if you're facing rental pressure

The cost of living is rising across Australia and rent is one of the biggest costs for families. Leo Patterson Ross is the CEO of the Tenants Union NSW. Leo says that politicians need to change the way they look at housing, but while we wait for policy change, he gives us some tips on how to manage the latest price hike. Some resources that Leo mentions in this interview: https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-04-rent-increases https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/rent-tracker https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/financial-assistance

What to do if you're facing rental pressure

The cost of living is rising across Australia and rent is one of the biggest costs for families. Leo Patterson Ross is the CEO of the Tenants Union NSW. Leo says that politicians need to change the way they look at housing, but while we wait for policy change, he gives us some tips on how to manage the latest price hike. Some resources that Leo mentions in this interview: https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-04-rent-increases https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/rent-tracker https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/financial-assistance

22:42

EP1814 - S1

18 Jul 22

Why are children still getting chicken pox?

Growing up in the 80s chicken pox was fairly common. But when I had my own kids I thought it was a disease of the past. We have vaccines now and I hadn't heard of it for many years. Then my daughter woke up with some suspicious spots. Too many to be an attack of mosquitos in the middle of winter. Dr Deb Levy is a paediatrician and mum. She explains why chicken pox is still around, how to identify it and what to do about it.

Why are children still getting chicken pox?

Growing up in the 80s chicken pox was fairly common. But when I had my own kids I thought it was a disease of the past. We have vaccines now and I hadn't heard of it for many years. Then my daughter woke up with some suspicious spots. Too many to be an attack of mosquitos in the middle of winter. Dr Deb Levy is a paediatrician and mum. She explains why chicken pox is still around, how to identify it and what to do about it.

11:30

EP1813 - S1

17 Jul 22

How can we make foster kids feel safe and heard?

Billy Black in an artist who grew up in care and a mum of two. Having experienced the powerlessness as a child growing up in out-of-home care, Billy wants to see kids having a greater say in what happens in their lives. She talks about her experience and why her book Roarhelps kids to find their own voice. Roar is Kinderling Kids Radio's Story of the Week. You can listen to it here. https://www.kinderlingkids.com/shows/story-of-the-week/?d=140722

How can we make foster kids feel safe and heard?

Billy Black in an artist who grew up in care and a mum of two. Having experienced the powerlessness as a child growing up in out-of-home care, Billy wants to see kids having a greater say in what happens in their lives. She talks about her experience and why her book Roarhelps kids to find their own voice. Roar is Kinderling Kids Radio's Story of the Week. You can listen to it here. https://www.kinderlingkids.com/shows/story-of-the-week/?d=140722

34:02

EP1812 - S1

14 Jul 22

A mothers meeting with a difference

Mothers' groups aren't for everyone. You can be put into a group where your only common experience is having had a baby. Most of the focus in these groups is about how to nuture your baby. But imagine if you had a group of women who were coming together with the main objective of understanding and exploring what it means to be a mother? Nadine Richardson is the founder of She Births, a prenatal program that prepares women for birth. She also has a very special kind of mother's group called Soul Mama Circles. Nadine explains what makes this kind of group of women extra special.

A mothers meeting with a difference

Mothers' groups aren't for everyone. You can be put into a group where your only common experience is having had a baby. Most of the focus in these groups is about how to nuture your baby. But imagine if you had a group of women who were coming together with the main objective of understanding and exploring what it means to be a mother? Nadine Richardson is the founder of She Births, a prenatal program that prepares women for birth. She also has a very special kind of mother's group called Soul Mama Circles. Nadine explains what makes this kind of group of women extra special.

19:42

EP1811 - S1

13 Jul 22

How to dress when you're going back to work

What's your wardrobe looking like lately? How many tracksuit pants do you have vs how many clothes you could wear to work? Chances are if you've had a break from office-life, whether through having a baby or working from home through Covid, you might be ready for a bit of a wardrobe upgrade. Amelia McFarlane from Colour Me In Styling gives us some tips on how to dress well for the office and feel great at the same time.

How to dress when you're going back to work

What's your wardrobe looking like lately? How many tracksuit pants do you have vs how many clothes you could wear to work? Chances are if you've had a break from office-life, whether through having a baby or working from home through Covid, you might be ready for a bit of a wardrobe upgrade. Amelia McFarlane from Colour Me In Styling gives us some tips on how to dress well for the office and feel great at the same time.

17:02

EP1810 - S1

12 Jul 22

How to set boundaries for yourself (and for your children)

Do you wish you could go to the bathroom without a child wandering in? Perhaps you need to understand the relationship between boundaries and discipline. Rachel Tomlinson is a psychologist at Toward Wellbeing. Rachel explains when you can start setting boundaries, and how to make sure your children understand them.

How to set boundaries for yourself (and for your children)

Do you wish you could go to the bathroom without a child wandering in? Perhaps you need to understand the relationship between boundaries and discipline. Rachel Tomlinson is a psychologist at Toward Wellbeing. Rachel explains when you can start setting boundaries, and how to make sure your children understand them.

15:07

EP1809 - S1

11 Jul 22

The origin story of Healthy Harold

Healthy Harold has been a fixture in Australian primary schools since 1979. Now a revamped preschool programme is coming to a kindy near you. CEO of Life Education Australia Kellie Sloane talks about the evolution of Harold from a bleary eyed party giraffe of the 80s to an internet savvy, trusted figure of today.

The origin story of Healthy Harold

Healthy Harold has been a fixture in Australian primary schools since 1979. Now a revamped preschool programme is coming to a kindy near you. CEO of Life Education Australia Kellie Sloane talks about the evolution of Harold from a bleary eyed party giraffe of the 80s to an internet savvy, trusted figure of today.

15:45

EP1808 - S1

10 Jul 22

Piecing together story telling after the destruction of the Stolen Generations

In honour of NAIDOC week I am revisiting a selection of episodes that celebrate our First Nations peoples. In this episode I speak with Aunty Rhonda Collard-Spratt. If culture, tradition and knowledge is passed down to children in families, what happens when those children are removed, generation after generation? Aunty Rhonda has collaborated with her friend Jacki Ferro to write a book to connect children with the ancient history and wisdom of the First Nations people. Aunty Rhonda is a proud Yamatji-Noongar Elder who is a survivor of the Stolen Generations. She talks about the book Grandfather Emu and her belief in the future of reconciliation.

Piecing together story telling after the destruction of the Stolen Generations

In honour of NAIDOC week I am revisiting a selection of episodes that celebrate our First Nations peoples. In this episode I speak with Aunty Rhonda Collard-Spratt. If culture, tradition and knowledge is passed down to children in families, what happens when those children are removed, generation after generation? Aunty Rhonda has collaborated with her friend Jacki Ferro to write a book to connect children with the ancient history and wisdom of the First Nations people. Aunty Rhonda is a proud Yamatji-Noongar Elder who is a survivor of the Stolen Generations. She talks about the book Grandfather Emu and her belief in the future of reconciliation.

18:42

EP1807 - S1

7 Jul 22

Why First Nations picture books are so special

In honour of NAIDOC week I am revisiting a selection of episodes that celebrate our First Nations peoples. In this episode I speak with Lisa Kennedy, a community artist who works with Elders and communities to pass on stories, culture and knowledge. She collaborated with Aunty Joy for the book Welcome to Country calling on her connection to the land and culture to express the story through her art. Lisa talks about the inspiration of country and how she channels the wisdom of Elders past.

Why First Nations picture books are so special

In honour of NAIDOC week I am revisiting a selection of episodes that celebrate our First Nations peoples. In this episode I speak with Lisa Kennedy, a community artist who works with Elders and communities to pass on stories, culture and knowledge. She collaborated with Aunty Joy for the book Welcome to Country calling on her connection to the land and culture to express the story through her art. Lisa talks about the inspiration of country and how she channels the wisdom of Elders past.

13:01

EP1806 - S1

6 Jul 22

What exactly is a smoking ceremony for babies?

The practice of 'blessing' a baby is best known in western cultures as a Christening. But Darug woman Jasmine Seymour has created a picture book for children all about a different kind of baby blessing. Her book is called Baby Businessand it's all about a baby smoking ceremony. Jasmine talks about what the ceremony involves and how it connects children to country.

What exactly is a smoking ceremony for babies?

The practice of 'blessing' a baby is best known in western cultures as a Christening. But Darug woman Jasmine Seymour has created a picture book for children all about a different kind of baby blessing. Her book is called Baby Businessand it's all about a baby smoking ceremony. Jasmine talks about what the ceremony involves and how it connects children to country.

14:52

EP1805 - S1

5 Jul 22

A children's book that speaks from the heart

In honour of NAIDOC week I am revisiting a selection of episodes that celebrate our First Nations peoples. In this episode producer Cinnamon Nippard speaks with Thomas Mayor, author of the children's book Finding Our Hearts - about the history of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and why we need our children to understand it properly.

A children's book that speaks from the heart

In honour of NAIDOC week I am revisiting a selection of episodes that celebrate our First Nations peoples. In this episode producer Cinnamon Nippard speaks with Thomas Mayor, author of the children's book Finding Our Hearts - about the history of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and why we need our children to understand it properly.

12:01

EP1804 - S1

4 Jul 22

Improving how we teach about Australia's history

Imagine if every primary school had a local First Nations teacher to talk about the history and cultural practices of the area. What would our future look like if children were given this kind of insight into the richness of Indigenous culture? Dr Scott Winch is the Senior Policy Advisor, First Nations at World Vision Australia and the co-chair of Know Your Country- an organisation that advocates for local First Nations teachers in every school. Scott talks about why local knowledge is so important and the difference it can make to children across Australia.

Improving how we teach about Australia's history

Imagine if every primary school had a local First Nations teacher to talk about the history and cultural practices of the area. What would our future look like if children were given this kind of insight into the richness of Indigenous culture? Dr Scott Winch is the Senior Policy Advisor, First Nations at World Vision Australia and the co-chair of Know Your Country- an organisation that advocates for local First Nations teachers in every school. Scott talks about why local knowledge is so important and the difference it can make to children across Australia.

23:07

EP1803 - S1

3 Jul 22

How to make lasting change in a busy life

Once you have kids it can be difficult to commit to change, even when you want that change very much. Habits like meditation, exercise or other things that you know will make your life better can feel out of reach. Psychologist Rebecca Ray believes that there is a way to implement real and lasting change in our lives without increasing our guilt or "to do" list. Rebecca's latest books is Small Habits for a Big Lifeand in this interview she outlines how this approach can work for busy parents.

How to make lasting change in a busy life

Once you have kids it can be difficult to commit to change, even when you want that change very much. Habits like meditation, exercise or other things that you know will make your life better can feel out of reach. Psychologist Rebecca Ray believes that there is a way to implement real and lasting change in our lives without increasing our guilt or "to do" list. Rebecca's latest books is Small Habits for a Big Lifeand in this interview she outlines how this approach can work for busy parents.

36:11

EP1802 - S1

30 Jun 22

How boring are school readers?

One of the more excruciating parts of a kid's education is helping them learn how to read. Particularly when you consider the types of books they're reading, with titles like "Hair", "Trucks" and "Our Car". In an effort to laugh through the pain, illustrator Beck Feiner talks through some of the more painful books she's read.

How boring are school readers?

One of the more excruciating parts of a kid's education is helping them learn how to read. Particularly when you consider the types of books they're reading, with titles like "Hair", "Trucks" and "Our Car". In an effort to laugh through the pain, illustrator Beck Feiner talks through some of the more painful books she's read.

15:58

EP1801 - S1

29 Jun 22

New book addresses what our boys are missing most

Jess Sanders is a social worker and children's book author. From her work with boys and young men in the justice system Jess saw all the ways that boys are getting toxic messages about what it means to be a man. Her book Be Your Own Manlooks at what boys have been missing in conversations around feelings, their bodies and friendships. Jess talks about how her books seek to give kids back an authentic sense of self.

New book addresses what our boys are missing most

Jess Sanders is a social worker and children's book author. From her work with boys and young men in the justice system Jess saw all the ways that boys are getting toxic messages about what it means to be a man. Her book Be Your Own Manlooks at what boys have been missing in conversations around feelings, their bodies and friendships. Jess talks about how her books seek to give kids back an authentic sense of self.

15:48

EP1800 - S1

28 Jun 22

How to tell your child has ADHD

Clementine Ford, Em Ruschiano and Abbie Chatfield have all recently spoken about their adult diagnosis of ADHD. At the same time they have expressed relief, like the diagnosis was the final piece of a puzzle, making sense of their past behaviours. So how do we as parents recognise the symptoms of ADHD in our children? Mark Bellgrove is a Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Monash University and the President of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association. He explains what ADHD is, how it can be treated, and where to go for help.

How to tell your child has ADHD

Clementine Ford, Em Ruschiano and Abbie Chatfield have all recently spoken about their adult diagnosis of ADHD. At the same time they have expressed relief, like the diagnosis was the final piece of a puzzle, making sense of their past behaviours. So how do we as parents recognise the symptoms of ADHD in our children? Mark Bellgrove is a Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Monash University and the President of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association. He explains what ADHD is, how it can be treated, and where to go for help.

16:58

EP1799 - S1

27 Jun 22

What is happening with early learning?

After many years of advocating for greater investment, the early learning sector is set for some significant changes. Executive Director of The Parenthood Georgie Dent was among others in the sector lobbying parties prior to the federal election. She joins the show to discuss the changes that have been promised, including the latest joint announcement from the NSW and Victorian Governments to provide universal access the year prior to school.

What is happening with early learning?

After many years of advocating for greater investment, the early learning sector is set for some significant changes. Executive Director of The Parenthood Georgie Dent was among others in the sector lobbying parties prior to the federal election. She joins the show to discuss the changes that have been promised, including the latest joint announcement from the NSW and Victorian Governments to provide universal access the year prior to school.

18:00

EP1798 - S1

26 Jun 22

Could you pay the bills writing erotic fiction?

Ella Fields (alias) writes roughly two books a year. When she first started she was writing around four books a year. She describes her books as 'steamy' romance and they are enormously popular. She's a USA Today and International best-selling author who started writing when her kids were just in primary school. What began as an experiment has ended up in a career that allows her to support her family. Ella talks about how she started and why she thinks her books are so popular.  

Could you pay the bills writing erotic fiction?

Ella Fields (alias) writes roughly two books a year. When she first started she was writing around four books a year. She describes her books as 'steamy' romance and they are enormously popular. She's a USA Today and International best-selling author who started writing when her kids were just in primary school. What began as an experiment has ended up in a career that allows her to support her family. Ella talks about how she started and why she thinks her books are so popular.  

21:57

EP1797 - S1

23 Jun 22

When dads get PND

Perinatal depression and anxiety affects one in ten dads, yet only just over half reach out for help. Dave Edwards is the proud dad of two child aged 6 and 8. When his son was born he went through a really challenging time, that he only realised in hindsight was PND. Dave tells us his story in the hope that it will help other dads ask for help. Resources for dads: The Gidget Foundation PANDA Beyond Blue

When dads get PND

Perinatal depression and anxiety affects one in ten dads, yet only just over half reach out for help. Dave Edwards is the proud dad of two child aged 6 and 8. When his son was born he went through a really challenging time, that he only realised in hindsight was PND. Dave tells us his story in the hope that it will help other dads ask for help. Resources for dads: The Gidget Foundation PANDA Beyond Blue

14:11

EP1796 - S1

22 Jun 22

What is child to parent violence?

Many people understand what domestic violence is, but child to parent violence is less well known. Jo Howard is a social worker who is an expert in adolescent violence in the home, and has also worked with families who have young children who are aggressive and violent. Jo says that parents who bear the brunt of this violence are often too ashamed to ask for help, and when they do, can be turned away. Jo talks about the impact of this type of aggression and what parents can do.

What is child to parent violence?

Many people understand what domestic violence is, but child to parent violence is less well known. Jo Howard is a social worker who is an expert in adolescent violence in the home, and has also worked with families who have young children who are aggressive and violent. Jo says that parents who bear the brunt of this violence are often too ashamed to ask for help, and when they do, can be turned away. Jo talks about the impact of this type of aggression and what parents can do.

14:17

EP1795 - S1

21 Jun 22

Lauren Dubois on what it's really like parenting on Instagram

Lauren Dubois was a successful political journalist before she turned her hand to blogging about parenting, eventually switching to Instagram. She's also written a book called You Will (Probably) Survive. Lauren's posts on Instagram are insightful and funny. But most importantly they always seem to resonate. Lauren talks about the amount of work it takes to maintain an account like hers and why it's worth the effort.

Lauren Dubois on what it's really like parenting on Instagram

Lauren Dubois was a successful political journalist before she turned her hand to blogging about parenting, eventually switching to Instagram. She's also written a book called You Will (Probably) Survive. Lauren's posts on Instagram are insightful and funny. But most importantly they always seem to resonate. Lauren talks about the amount of work it takes to maintain an account like hers and why it's worth the effort.

31:03

EP1794 - S1

20 Jun 22

How to have a better drop off

Leaving your child at day care while they're crying their little hearts out can be so hard. Gen Muir is a parenting educator at Connected Parenting and a mum of four. She's still going through challenging drop offs so she knows just how to help parents make the experience easier and better. Gen gives us some practical tips on how to help our children separate from us with less tears.

How to have a better drop off

Leaving your child at day care while they're crying their little hearts out can be so hard. Gen Muir is a parenting educator at Connected Parenting and a mum of four. She's still going through challenging drop offs so she knows just how to help parents make the experience easier and better. Gen gives us some practical tips on how to help our children separate from us with less tears.

15:01

EP1793 - S1

19 Jun 22

A new app parents need to know about

I know. There are a million apps out there for parents, so what makes this one special? This is an app that could help parents who need the most support: parents with kids on the spectrum. Kindship is a free app that aims to connect parents who are likely to feel more isolated than other parents. Co-founder Sandy Golder talks about the benefits of joining a like-minded community who really understand what it's like.

A new app parents need to know about

I know. There are a million apps out there for parents, so what makes this one special? This is an app that could help parents who need the most support: parents with kids on the spectrum. Kindship is a free app that aims to connect parents who are likely to feel more isolated than other parents. Co-founder Sandy Golder talks about the benefits of joining a like-minded community who really understand what it's like.

19:14

EP1792 - S1

16 Jun 22

How to parent from the same page

When you met the love of your life, was your first thought 'I wonder if their parenting style will match mine?' You may have thought they'd make a great parent, but probably not all the nitty gritty of how they approach things like discipline and sugar. Unfortunately these things can lead to frustration and confrontation once discipline and sugar become an issue for your kids. Rachel Tomlinson is a psychologist at Toward Wellbeing. She explains how we can get on the same parenting page, even when we've started from completely different chapters.

How to parent from the same page

When you met the love of your life, was your first thought 'I wonder if their parenting style will match mine?' You may have thought they'd make a great parent, but probably not all the nitty gritty of how they approach things like discipline and sugar. Unfortunately these things can lead to frustration and confrontation once discipline and sugar become an issue for your kids. Rachel Tomlinson is a psychologist at Toward Wellbeing. She explains how we can get on the same parenting page, even when we've started from completely different chapters.

11:47

EP1791 - S1

15 Jun 22

Why you should follow your passions when it comes to activities with kids

Matt Baseley is a TV presenter and dad of three. When it comes to spending time with his kids Matt loves to get messy in the kitchen. If you follow his Insta you will find many examples of how much fun they have together. The secret, Matt explains, is about following your own passion. Matt talks about his own love of cooking and how he deals with fussy eaters.

Why you should follow your passions when it comes to activities with kids

Matt Baseley is a TV presenter and dad of three. When it comes to spending time with his kids Matt loves to get messy in the kitchen. If you follow his Insta you will find many examples of how much fun they have together. The secret, Matt explains, is about following your own passion. Matt talks about his own love of cooking and how he deals with fussy eaters.

17:39

EP1790 - S1

14 Jun 22

How to have a confident birth

Labour can be an unknown and frightening prospect. But what if you could go into this experience feeling confident and empowered? Nadine Richardson founded SheBirths to help women have better birth experiences. She explains the most practical ways a woman can prepare for birth. In this interview Nadine mentions the Shebirths free holistic pregnancy guide that you can find here.

How to have a confident birth

Labour can be an unknown and frightening prospect. But what if you could go into this experience feeling confident and empowered? Nadine Richardson founded SheBirths to help women have better birth experiences. She explains the most practical ways a woman can prepare for birth. In this interview Nadine mentions the Shebirths free holistic pregnancy guide that you can find here.

24:40

EP1789 - S1

13 Jun 22

Everything you need to know about toddler twins

When our babies crawl into toddlerhood they start to push their boundaries. This can often include running away, throwing food and other challenging behaviours. So how do you handle this stage if you have two babies going through the same developmental stages? Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue takes us through her top tips for managing this tricky stage of life.

Everything you need to know about toddler twins

When our babies crawl into toddlerhood they start to push their boundaries. This can often include running away, throwing food and other challenging behaviours. So how do you handle this stage if you have two babies going through the same developmental stages? Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue takes us through her top tips for managing this tricky stage of life.

11:35

EP1788 - S1

12 Jun 22

Actor Ryan Johnson on separation, coparenting and finding new love

Actor Ryan Johnson was going through a separation not long before the first lockdown in 2020. While coparenting through the pandemic he also met and fell in love with his new partner. On this episode Ryan talks about how he navigated all of that with his young daughter and ended up in a good place today. Ryan is best known for his role as Matt Knight in Doctor Doctor and his most recent appearance in the Aussie comedy How to Please a Woman. 

Actor Ryan Johnson on separation, coparenting and finding new love

Actor Ryan Johnson was going through a separation not long before the first lockdown in 2020. While coparenting through the pandemic he also met and fell in love with his new partner. On this episode Ryan talks about how he navigated all of that with his young daughter and ended up in a good place today. Ryan is best known for his role as Matt Knight in Doctor Doctor and his most recent appearance in the Aussie comedy How to Please a Woman. 

27:39

EP1787 - S1

9 Jun 22

What to do when tween friendships go south

Childhood friendships can be light and easy, but as kids head into their tween years they can start to get a bit tricky. Dana Kerford is the Director of URStrong, an organisation that helps children understand the many nuances of friendship. Dana gives us her top tips on how we can support our children when friendships get tough. 

What to do when tween friendships go south

Childhood friendships can be light and easy, but as kids head into their tween years they can start to get a bit tricky. Dana Kerford is the Director of URStrong, an organisation that helps children understand the many nuances of friendship. Dana gives us her top tips on how we can support our children when friendships get tough. 

23:49

EP1786 - S1

8 Jun 22

Might a dog be the therapy your autistic child needs?

New research from the University of South Australia has revealed that assistance dogs are helping to expand children on the autism spectrum and their families. Dr Shelley Wright is a qualified occupational therapist and who supervised the research. Shelley explains exactly how dogs can help children on the spectrum. Information relevant to this interview: Research from the University of SA on assistance dogs and autistic kids Assistance Dogs Australia Guidedogs Australia Information about assistance dogs

Might a dog be the therapy your autistic child needs?

New research from the University of South Australia has revealed that assistance dogs are helping to expand children on the autism spectrum and their families. Dr Shelley Wright is a qualified occupational therapist and who supervised the research. Shelley explains exactly how dogs can help children on the spectrum. Information relevant to this interview: Research from the University of SA on assistance dogs and autistic kids Assistance Dogs Australia Guidedogs Australia Information about assistance dogs

13:30

EP1785 - S1

7 Jun 22

Maggie Dent on how to raise our little girls

Maggie Dent is best known for her work helping parents to raise their boys. Now Maggie has sunk her teeth into girlhood with her book of the same title. Girlhood, raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard was inspired by her four grand daughters. In this interview Maggie leads us through how to raise our little girls with understanding and compassion. Touching on key issues raised by a survey of 5,000 parents Maggie uses her humour, wisdom and common sense to help parents and carers of little girls everywhere. Maggie Dent is also the host of the podcast Parental as Anything. 

Maggie Dent on how to raise our little girls

Maggie Dent is best known for her work helping parents to raise their boys. Now Maggie has sunk her teeth into girlhood with her book of the same title. Girlhood, raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard was inspired by her four grand daughters. In this interview Maggie leads us through how to raise our little girls with understanding and compassion. Touching on key issues raised by a survey of 5,000 parents Maggie uses her humour, wisdom and common sense to help parents and carers of little girls everywhere. Maggie Dent is also the host of the podcast Parental as Anything. 

22:03

EP1784 - S1

6 Jun 22

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