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Two first time dads - Daily Mirror journalists Richard Innes and Steve Myall - discuss the joys, challenges and general lunacy of raising your first child and supporting a first-time mum… and ask some famous faces and qualified experts for advice along the way. Nominated in Best Podcast category at 2018 Online Media Awards.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 116 Ratings

Two first time dads - Daily Mirror journalists Richard Innes and Steve Myall - discuss the joys, challenges and general lunacy of raising your first child and supporting a first-time mum… and ask some famous faces and qualified experts for advice along the way. Nominated in Best Podcast category at 2018 Online Media Awards.

    Farewell to a First Time Dad!

    Farewell to a First Time Dad!

    Brace yourself, people… we have some big news.


    Steve - one half of our First Time Dads duo - is moving to New York!


    What this means for the podcast is still… well, it's unclear. However, when you listen to this (borderline emotional) chat between Steve and Rich, bear in mind that this MIGHT be the last ever episode of our little podcast.


    The guys chat here as they always do. So, you get a lot of Steve explaining the complexities of moving your kids abroad, a lot of Rich bellowing unnecessarily and a lot of wistful chat about fatherhood.


    If you want more of this in the future - and you don't want this to be the end of First Time Dads - then let us know! You can find Steve on Twitter here, Rich's Twitter here, or you can email us on firsttimedads@trinitymirror.com


    Hit us up with questions, complaints, queries or just general rants about parenthood. You've listened to plenty of ours, so it's about time we heard yours. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    The hidden secret to getting your kids to behave

    The hidden secret to getting your kids to behave

    Everyone has a nightmare getting their kids to do as their told. EVERYONE.
    That's why we can guarantee every single one of you has, at some point, been desperate for any easy-to-implement strategy that can get your children to behave a little less monstrously.
    Enter Tom Phelan PhD, the clinical psychologist and author behind the 1-2-3 Magic technique.
    After our former guest Emily Oster raved about Tom's work and told us how she had used it to great effective on her own kids, we got the man himself on for a trans-Atlantic chat, to explain just how this magic works.
    You're welcome, folks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Konnie Huq tells us EVERYTHING

    Konnie Huq tells us EVERYTHING

    This chat with Konnie Huq is… well, it's… it's a rollercoaster.
    You know Konnie. She presented Blue Peter for a decade. She's hosted loads of different TV shows. She's married to Black Mirror creator/genius Charlie Brooker (she co-wrote one particularly brilliant episode). She is mother to two boys. And she has now written a children's book, called Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World.
    As with most guests, Steve and Rich sat down to talk to her about various aspects of parenting - but the conversation very quickly turned into a chat about, well… EVERYTHING.
    Have a listen and you'll soon see what we mean. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 59 min
    How to avoid second guessing your parenting choices

    How to avoid second guessing your parenting choices

    Parents today are inundated with information and expert advice, often contradictory and invariably overwhelming.


    This results in anxiety, insecurity and stressed parenting that inevitably drives wedges between parents and children instead of the much-needed connection. 


    Jennifer Day is a Parent Coach and Counsellor with more than twenty-five years of experience and she tells Rich and Steve how to reconnect with their innate wisdom and to trust their own parenting intuition. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Playground rules

    Playground rules

    What's the correct etiquette when another child pushes in front of yours on the slide at the playground or takes their bucket and spade in the sandpit?


    We've all been there. A weekend morning, kids driving you mad and you need to get out the house. Cue trip to the local playground. Next thing you know your nearest and dearest is at the top of the slide and there is an angry looking “big boy” pushing him out of the way.


    Do you intervene and tell the stranger he should wait his turn or do you let junior fight his own battles?


    Steve and Rich discuss how to play it as a parent in the playground without causing an upset. Typically the conversation starts to wander but this episode is a great listen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 26 min
    Is there any scientific evidence behind all the parental advice?

    Is there any scientific evidence behind all the parental advice?

    New mums and dads are bombarded with advice and tips on how to parent from the moment of conception. But does the advice on everything from breastfeeding to screen time limits stand up to scientific scrutiny? 
    Emily Oster aims to make life a little easier by arming dads, and mums, with the data behind the advice to help them make better parenting decisions.
    Speaking to Steve and Rich from the USA, where she is an economist at Brown University, Emily reveals there is often no evidence for doing anything other than what feels natural.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Andy86UK ,

How to raise a good human

Great podcast, i found out we was expecting out first in Jan 21, (we are two weeks away)

I have listening since the and i have a few pods to go. Eek !

So far its been insightful and knowledgable.

In the latest show i just listened to ‘how to raise a good human’ there was talk about boys and girls toys.

I personally dont think i should feel guilty buying my boy are car and my girl a dolls house if i educate them ultimately they can play with what they want ?

I personally want a boy to be a boy and a girl to be a girl. ( A risky statement in the year 2021!) ultimately my wife and i will love them and they can choose there own path.

Hope you guys are doing well whatever your doing now ! Lets have a post pandemic pod !

armlessapple ,

Great content

Really enjoy the show, shame it’s finish. Out first child is due in October and it’s been really helpful to listen to real dads talk about real thing.

Such a shame that the sound quality isn’t always great. Please podcasters, level your volume so I’m not having to turn it up and down all the time. Also please get a proper set up for sound ASAP - a few episodes are unbearable.

Samthemonkey2 ,

Getting the knowledge in

First one’s due in March and felt a bit helpless and unprepared so tuned in. Brilliant, laid back and informal but informative and very real world with current stresses and pressures facing fathers

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