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.
Helpline: Troublesome toddlers, one-year sleep challenges and more
The truth of being a parent is that every child or baby is different, just like every parent is different. This means that finding the answer for your particular challenge can be difficult. That's why we started Helpline, a place you can come and ask an expert questions, and get answers tailored to your family and child. In this episode baby sleep expert Jo Ryan helps navigate the following scenarios:
•A 12-month-old waking at night and not resettling
•A nearly three-year-old who has regressed with their toilet training
•A three-year-old throwing tantrums
•A three-year-old who is getting very frustrated
•A three-month-old who is only sleeping for three hours straight
•Whether a 19-month-old standing and weeing in the bath means they are ready for toilet training
•A seven-month-old who needs to be held to sleep
•A one-year-old who is still breastfeeding at night
If you would like to book an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology's Parent School. Helpline will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 11:30am or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert
How to get back to work after taking a break for kids
Having children doesn't feel like something you can put on your CV. If you've taken time off to raise your children, getting back into the workforce can feel daunting. Aakanksha Dixit is a recruiter at recruitment consultancy ASPL Group. She believes that employers value parents. She explains how parents can prepare to re-enter the workforce after kids.
What does an obstetrics social worker do?
There are lots of different people who work in a maternity ward. Chances are you will have contact with a midwife and an obstetrician but not every woman will need an obstetrics social worker. Genevieve Muir is an obstetrics social worker at The Mater in North Sydney who believes that every hospital should have one. Gen explains what her work involves and when you might need her.
Helpline in Focus: Toddler discipline
This week on Helpline in Focus child behaviour expert Stephanie Wicker talks about toddler behaviour, and what to do when they're acting out. She answers the following questions:
•A 16-month-old who is hitting and biting their parents (but nobody else)
•Two-and-a-half-year-old twins where one responds to consequences and the other doesn't
•A two-year-old who bit a child at day care
•A three-year-old who won't share
•A three-and-a-half-year-old who has started throwing tantrums when they don't get their own way
•How to teach a three-and-a-half-year-old good manners
To book in a one-on-one session Stephanie Wicker, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helpline each week on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group.
How to raise a feminist boy
When the #metoo movement spread across the world, the repercussions were felt everywhere from Hollywood to our primary schools. It was public and loud, which meant that many children were exposed to what was happening, and parents were needing to explain what was behind all the news. Psychologist Bobbi Wegner found herself explaining equality and inappropriate behaviour to her young son, who had heard a news report on the radio while she was cooking. It made her realise that it's important to teach boys about feminism early. Her book is called Raising Feminist Boys, How to talk with your child about gender, consent and empathy. Bobbi explains how we can raise our boys to be allies and contribute to equality between the sexes.
Why we have to let our kids take risks
The following episode is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.
It can be challenging to let our kids take risks, but Sarah Hunstead from CPR Kids says there are many reasons why we need to let them take more. Sarah explains the kinds of risks we can encourage our children to take.
Such a great show
Shevonne is such a thoughtful and sensitive interviewer and brings out the best in her guests -
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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