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Too Hard Basket: My brother and sister-in-law's slack parenting means we are always having to step in to control their kids and I'm over it
Your brother and sister-in-law have a very laid back parenting style and although your niece and nephew are lovely they get away with murder. Your two children idolise their older cousins but you and your husband are left to supervise and control every interaction. How do you hand back the reins and tactfully tell the parents to step it up?
Talkback — conflict with a close friend
The saying goes that a true friend, is for life. But what happens when you have a disagreement or a falling out with a close friend? How far do you go to restore and maintain that relationship? We hear your stories of the ups and downs in your relationships with close friends.
Len Parisi's family cut down trees to grow cane. Now he's replanting them to save the Great Barrier Reef
Saving the Great Barrier Reef can seem like a herculean task and it's something that can only happen if we're able to solve the global climate crisis. But ecologists say that restoring coastal wetlands can do a lot to give the reef the best chance of surviving, and landowners in Queensland are taking it into their own hands to make that happen, including third generation cane-farmer Len Parisi.
Life in 500 Words: Monique's fire horse
Objects we hold close to our hearts take on their own meaning, regardless of what form or shape they are. Monique Kurdian's precious object is small enough to fit in the palm of her hand - she calls this story 'The Fire Horse'.
Alison Daddo on how menopause set her free
When menopause hit Alison Daddo, the severity of her symptoms caught her completely unawares. She became exhausted, depressed and her relationship hit rock bottom. But, with the right support, Alison says she got through it, and came out the other end "awakened". She is now healthier, happier, able to "not give a crap" about the small things and better able to care for herself. Life Matters discusses what could make menopause a positive and empowering experience for you.
You feel what you eat: how diet affects mental health
During lockdowns, did your diet suffer at all? More takeaway? Sugary drinks, more junk food? This was a common story and the effects on our mental health are now starting to be understood.
Thanks! Cool podcast.
Enjoying the content. Very relevant. Where is 'Making Cents of super' part 1?
Love the separate stories
So great being able to pick and choose the stories I’m interested in. Short bites work well for me too rather than hour long episodes.
3 men and a feeling - Anger podcast
Downloaded this EXCELLENT episode after I heard it on radio, but it isn't the titled one. Please would you upload the anger episode (aired Tuesday 25th July 2017) Many thanks!