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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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    • 4.8 • 84 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.

    When dads get PND

    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



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    • 14 min
    Could you pay the bills writing erotic fiction?

    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.

     

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    • 21 min
    What is child to parent violence?

    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.

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    • 14 min
    Lauren Dubois on what it's really like parenting on Instagram

    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.

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    • 31 min
    How to have a better drop off

    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.

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    • 15 min
    How to parent from the same page

    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.

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 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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