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What are famous Australians like as parents? It doesn’t matter if you’ve sold out a massive arena, been named Australian of the Year, or stepped onto Centre Court at Wimbledon. As a parent, you’ve still got to wipe bums. You still feel judged when your kid bites another kid at day care. And you still lie about how often you let them watch the iPad.

Join comedian and mother-of-two Terri Psiakis as she noses her way into the parenting lives of high profile Australians; uncovering the secrets, challenges, and exquisite triumphs of bringing up humans.

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    • 4.4, 64 Ratings

What are famous Australians like as parents? It doesn’t matter if you’ve sold out a massive arena, been named Australian of the Year, or stepped onto Centre Court at Wimbledon. As a parent, you’ve still got to wipe bums. You still feel judged when your kid bites another kid at day care. And you still lie about how often you let them watch the iPad.

Join comedian and mother-of-two Terri Psiakis as she noses her way into the parenting lives of high profile Australians; uncovering the secrets, challenges, and exquisite triumphs of bringing up humans.

    PRESENTS — Parental as Anything, with Maggie Dent

    PRESENTS — Parental as Anything, with Maggie Dent

    Now Terri and her guests have made you feel a bit better about your own parenting, you might be thinking "what's next?". Well if you're looking for some common sense, practical tips for raising your kids as they grow from toddlers to teens, look no further. Parental as Anything, with Maggie Dent, one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, give you tips and answers to your real and very frustrating parenting dilemmas — screen time, tantrums, building resilience, homework and more.

    • 2 min
    Tom Gleeson is not a hard dad

    Tom Gleeson is not a hard dad

    He’s not angry. He just knows a lot more than his kids.



    Terri Psiakis is tracking down famous Australians to find out what they’re like at their other job — parenting.

    • 29 min
    Ryan Griffen invented a superhero for his kid

    Ryan Griffen invented a superhero for his kid

    How Cleverman went way beyond his imagination and into real life.

    Terri Psiakis is tracking down famous Australians to find out what they’re like at their other job — parenting.

    • 31 min
    Casey Dellacqua chose toddlers over tennis

    Casey Dellacqua chose toddlers over tennis

    Game, set, match, love all.



    Terri Psiakis is tracking down famous Australians to find out what they’re like at their other job — parenting.

    • 26 min
    Cal Wilson is the unqualified CEO of parenting

    Cal Wilson is the unqualified CEO of parenting

    Please don’t check her CV. Or her references.

    Terri Psiakis is tracking down famous Australians to find out what they’re like at their other job — parenting.

    • 33 min
    Lawrence Mooney has big dad energy

    Lawrence Mooney has big dad energy

    The predicament of parenting a five-year-old and an 18-year-old at the same time.



    Terri Psiakis is tracking down famous Australians to find out what they’re like at their other job — parenting.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

PlatinumChris ,

Excellent Podcast Series

It’s great to hear how well-known people find their roles as parents. It’s very informative and interesting to hear how they face the challenges and enjoy the triumphs with their children and partner.
Definitely recommend the episode with Tom Gleeson, which reveals his “other side” as a loving parent and husband.

Cunnning Stunts ,

Great, just stop the sound effects!

The conversations are really entertaining, so there's really no use for those lame sound effects to be added on top.

KatLids ,

What a relief!

A great podcast, with really interesting people, who show how normal it is to make parenting up as you go along. Especially enjoyable to listen to Cal & Lawrence. Thankyou!

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