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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 journalist, Shevonne Hunt.

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    • 4.7 • 83 Ratings

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 journalist, Shevonne Hunt.

    Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue on the changing face of parenting

    Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue on the changing face of parenting

    Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping parents and carers with their babies and toddler for thirty years. In that time she's seen an increase in everything from the types of strollers available to information online. Following the recent lockdown Chris has been reflecting on how much parenting has changed over the years she's been helping parents. Chris talks about the changes: both good and bad, and the top piece of advice she thinks parents need to know today.

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    • 15 min
    Another myth about cesareans debunked

    Another myth about cesareans debunked

    When it comes to discussions around how we give birth, women who have cesareans are not often included in the conversation. There remains an amount of judgment around the way we give birth. Some of those judgments come from an understanding of what is best for the baby. Now research from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found that one theory - that an increase in childhood allergy was linked to an increase in the rate of cesareans- has been disproved. Associate Professor Rachel Peters was the lead researcher on the project. She explains what they found and why this particular theory about cesareans has been proved wrong.

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    • 10 min
    How to teach your toddler emotional self regulation

    How to teach your toddler emotional self regulation

    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.

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    • 16 min
    When motherhood leads to burn out (and how to avoid it)

    When motherhood leads to burn out (and how to avoid it)

    Trying to combine motherhood with all the things modern life demands of us can be challenging. Particularly if one of those things involves returning to the work place. For chiropractor Ali Young, returning to work ended up in burnout. Following on from her recovery she wanted to help other mums avoid a similar experience. Her book Work. Mama. Life is the result of all she learnt. Ali talks about what led to her burn out and how we can all learn to make this period of our lives work for us.

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    • 14 min
    How to help an anxious child

    How to help an anxious child

    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.

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    • 17 min
    Do we need to use more inclusive terms in pregnancy and birth?

    Do we need to use more inclusive terms in pregnancy and birth?

    How do you feel about terms like "body with a vagina" instead of using the word "woman"? Or "chest feeding" instead of "breast feeding"? The medical world is grappling with these terms as they seek to become more inclusive of transgender and non-binary people. However a new paper compiled by experts in the field of pregnancy and birth say that changing the language for everyone may end up doing more harm than good. Dr Karleen Gribble is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney. She contributed to the article and explains how taking sexed language out of pregnancy and birth would be bad for both women and the transgender community.

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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Bina10 ,

Absolute best podcast for parenting advice!

Shevonne you do an amazing job interviewing, I love listening to you. This podcast is full of practical parenting advice. A huge volume of helpful topics explored. Thank you!

Kate Browne ,

Such a great show

Shevonne is such a thoughtful and sensitive interviewer and brings out the best in her guests -
Highly recommended!

BrookieBeee ,

Oh Maggie I love you and your advice!!

I could listen to Maggie talk all day.. She’s honest and absolutely on point with her research and advice about boys and their learning. Thank you Maggie x

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