15 episodes

When you suddenly find that the centre of your universe is your child, your whole life shifts. Your days, your nights, your relationships, your behaviour and most noticeably yourself.

It’s a pivotal moment of metamorphosis however subtle because your life simply won’t be the same again. So how do you navigate that?

And if you’re not a parent how can you find ways to relate, support and keep hold of that person you knew before mother or fatherhood (who’s still very much there btw)?

Join me and my guests as we share our experiences and try to figure this out… for the love of kids!

For The Love of Kids Stephanie Jane Bennett

    • Kids & Family
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When you suddenly find that the centre of your universe is your child, your whole life shifts. Your days, your nights, your relationships, your behaviour and most noticeably yourself.

It’s a pivotal moment of metamorphosis however subtle because your life simply won’t be the same again. So how do you navigate that?

And if you’re not a parent how can you find ways to relate, support and keep hold of that person you knew before mother or fatherhood (who’s still very much there btw)?

Join me and my guests as we share our experiences and try to figure this out… for the love of kids!

    #E8: Step-parenting, the choices we make in parenthood, and how our childhoods shape our behaviour

    #E8: Step-parenting, the choices we make in parenthood, and how our childhoods shape our behaviour

    My TV choices these days are quite different to life before motherhood but I’ve always enjoyed a good Disney movie. 



    Something that has always struck me though is how so many of these movies, and indeed fairytales of yesteryear, are based on the absence or loss of a parent and 'replaced' by a not so nice step parent coming in the scene. 



    Maybe because things like divorce were not deemed acceptable or the fact that no one could ever replace a parent that was lost.



    Whatever the drivers are behind the messaging around step-parents, the narrative needs to shift. And I have just the person to prove that step-parents have such great intentions and care deeply about the children in their lives. 



    Join me now as I speak with Chloe Foy, Behavioural Strategist, about her journey, the expectations and reality of becoming a non-biological parent in her thirties. 

    • 1 hr
    #E7: Raising a family, building a caffeine fuelled business and some seriously rad retro parenting.

    #E7: Raising a family, building a caffeine fuelled business and some seriously rad retro parenting.

    One of the biggest challenges for many of us who are parents is deciding how to structure the balance of raising our children while building and maintaining our careers.



    In this episode of For the Love of Kids I talk with Jim Cregan, a guy who has not only managed to build a brand and business from scratch - one that became a household name at that - whilst simultaneously becoming a father to a family of three.  



    We chat about how his parenting and career were intertwined, the incredible role his wife played to make all of this possible and how his experience has helped him shaped his thinking when raising his children. 



    I can’t wait for you to hear how about his incredible rad retro methods of teaching his kids to respect their youth, as well as the way that sunrises and other beautiful moments have featured in his role as dad.



    The best feel good track you'll hear and watch all day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK1_vTdUoeY

    • 57 min
    #E7: Trailer - Raising a family, building a caffeine fuelled business and some seriously rad retro parenting.

    #E7: Trailer - Raising a family, building a caffeine fuelled business and some seriously rad retro parenting.

    In this episode Steph talks with dad of three, Jim Cregan.
    They talk about how he and his wife raised a family of three while he built the iconic brand 'Jimmy's Iced Coffee' with his sister Sooz, the perfect little moments he cherishes with his children, and how he's parenting in the age of the digital native through a retro 80's lens.

    • 55 sec
    #E6: The paradigm shift of fatherhood, life as a dad to one plus twins, making time for yourself to thrive

    #E6: The paradigm shift of fatherhood, life as a dad to one plus twins, making time for yourself to thrive

    We’re at a a really exciting time in history where the narrative on parenting is shifting. Traditional roles are changing, the systems and infrastructure of childcare and the workplace are under scrutiny and pressure to change for the better and psychologists are actively championing the importance of investing time and energy in the first five years of life to raise a generation of children that have the best chance of being healthy, secure and confident.  



    Speaking to fellow parent and creator, Matt Brown - host of the Every L podcast. We talk about how he’s reflected on generational and cultural learnings of his own upbringing to find what it is to be the kind of parent to ensure his children thrive in life. Even when at times it does feel like we are winging it.



    How we react, adapt and embrace the changes when life throws you curveballs. In Matt’s case getting the news him and his wife were expecting twins with a one year old already in tow. 



    And why it’s so important to retain a sense of self to keep not only our sanity as parent but to provide our children of who we truly are.

    Matt's podcasts:

    Every L Podcast: https://everylpodcast.podbean.com/

    2 minute quick charge: https://open.spotify.com/show/37tnco3hgUNBB9IIAK732v

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #E6 Trailer: The paradigm shift of fatherhood, life as a dad to one plus twins, making time for yourself to thrive

    #E6 Trailer: The paradigm shift of fatherhood, life as a dad to one plus twins, making time for yourself to thrive

    Steph talks with father of three, Matt Brown, about how his life has changed since becoming a parent.

    Let's face it, nothing changes your world quite like the word 'twins' especially when you already have a toddler.

    Hear how Matt's upbringing has played such an important part of how he chooses to parent, how he retains his since of self and where he draws on inspiration from his community to be the best dad he can be.

    https://everylpodcast.podbean.com/

    • 29 sec
    #E5: Parenting strategies, family values, and why kids know best

    #E5: Parenting strategies, family values, and why kids know best

    We’re living in a digital world that’s rich with parenting knowledge and information at our fingertips, so many tips and hacks to at fill our social media feeds, and so many ways for kids to watch, play and learn new things. 

    But how do we choose which advice to follow, which shows to watch and how we decide to raise our kids? And how do we keep up with the what’s hot right now? 

    As a strategist at the full service kids and family agency Kids Know Best, my guest Zamil Zareen has worked across 360 campaigns with brands such as Lego, Hasbro, eOne and more, to deliver effective digital campaigns reaching parents and kids.
    In this episode we chat about what captivates the hearts and minds of kids, teens and their mums and dads too, how as a guy in his 20s his TikTok algorithm has seriously shifted and how he sees this Christmas and the year ahead panning out with the top kids and family trends.
    Zamil Zareen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zamil-zareen/
    Kids Know Best: www.kidsknowbest.com

    • 1 hr 5 min

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