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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 presenter by mum of two and journalist, Shevonne Hunt.

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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 presenter by mum of two and journalist, Shevonne Hunt.

    What really matters for children when it comes to their family

    What really matters for children when it comes to their family

    Families come in all shapes and sizes, but for some reason the nuclear 'traditional' family is still seen by some as the way all families are meant to be. Susan Golombok is the Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. She's been researching family units, and how children are doing, since the 70s. Her book We are family, what really matters for parents and children delves into the facts on what it takes for children to thrive. Susan talks about why single parents by choice, same sex families and other families that diverge from the 'traditional' model are proving that their way works too.

    • 26 min
    Should children be wearing face masks?

    Should children be wearing face masks?

    Face masks are now mandatory for Melbournians, and the NSW Premiere has strongly recommended that her State mask-up when shopping or on public transport. It feels like we are all moving to a more consistent use of masks. So should our children be wearing masks? And what can we do if they won't even wear their hats? Dr Margie Danchin is a paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. She explains the Government statement on kids and face masks, and what we can do if we want our kids to wear them.

    • 8 min
    Poll reveals how Aussie families have been affected by the pandemic

    Poll reveals how Aussie families have been affected by the pandemic

    It's almost six months into the coronavirus pandemic and there are no signs that life will be returning to normal just yet. In June the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne conducted their National Child Health Poll, investigating how parents and their children were coping during the crisis. Paediatrician and Poll Director Anthea Rhodes runs through how families are faring across a wide range of activities, including sleep and eating habits.

    • 14 min
    Helpline: Weaning toddlers, dummy dramas, daddy issues and more

    Helpline: Weaning toddlers, dummy dramas, daddy issues and more

    Like a toddler who gets too attached to their bedtime bottle, or another who can't sleep without their dummy. Whatever age or stage your child is at, we're here to help. This week paediatric nurse and sleep expert Jo Ryan helps with the following: A 15-month-old who doesn't want to give up their bedtime bottle, a two-year-old who refuses to sleep after giving up their dummy, a six-week-old who can't be settled by their dad, a two-and-a-half year old whose sleep has regressed, a two-year-old who is refusing to swallow their food, a four-month-old who hates tummy time, an otherwise gentle 19-month-old who keeps biting and a four-year-old who has regressed to wanting to be a baby. For more time with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology's Sleep School.

    • 31 min
    New study helping parents manage challenging toddlers

    New study helping parents manage challenging toddlers

    Most parents appreciate that the toddler years can be tough. Our little humans are designed to push boundaries at this stage of their lives. But sometimes it can be too much to handle. Dr Jane Kohlhoff from the University of NSW School of Psychiatry is the lead author on a study Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers, which explores the ways parents can manage challenging toddler behaviours. Jane explains how the study helps parents understand more where their toddlers are coming from.

    • 17 min
    How parents can help end the loneliness of autism

    How parents can help end the loneliness of autism

    How would you feel if your child was never invited to birthday parties? Or worse, if they had their own party but no other kids showed up? Katherine Peereboom is a mother of three boys on the autism spectrum and the founder of Spectrum Support. She says that this is a reality for many parents with children on the spectrum. Katherine explains some of the more challenging social aspects with kids on the spectrum, and how we can help our children to be more accepting of neural difference.

    • 23 min

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77 Ratings

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