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Whether it’s lopsided honkers, abdominal separation, out-of-whack hormones or a hoo-ha that’s yet to forgive you, having kids takes a toll on the body, especially in the first year. Enter Bodyshock, a podcast by Alice Fenton and Shannon O’Meara that separates fact from fiction about what having kids does to your body and mind, and what you can do about it.
 
Babylab digs through the science to answer questions you might have about how babies learn to communicate. Where does the first word come from? Do bilingual babies think differently? What age should you start teaching your kid to read? Join Jamila Rizvi on Babylab, a fun, informative, deep dive into the unknown science behind how babies learn to communicate. Babylab is produced in collaboration with Western Sydney University and the MARCS Babylab team.
 
Bellies, Bits and Babies is a Babyology podcast all about women’s pelvic health that answers the questions we’re too embarrassed to ask, hosted by physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert, Heba Shaheed. Speaking with both experts and mums who share their own personal experiences, Heba covers everything from how to tackle the mummy tummy, lower back pain, birth plans and endometriosis.Host and producer: Heba ShaheedProducer and editor: Cinnamon NippardHead of podcast: Tim Ritchie
 
This series looks at common myths and misconceptions around raising a healthy family. Google has become our go-to for all the questions of daily life, but wading through forums for answers can be a real pain. To help sort fact from fiction is host Sarah Hunstead from CPR Kids. She's a paediatric emergency nurse, author and passionate advocate for child safety and children’s health issues. Host and research: Sarah Hunstead Producer: Chloe MacKenzie Executive Producer: Tim Ritchie
 
All parents, all honest, mostly hilarious. The Parent Panel is the perfect podcast for every grownup with membership to the exclusive parenting club. Two of Australia’s favourite parents come together to dish on the best, worst, and hilarious parts of the week that was; from the news desk to the kitchen sink. Join Shevonne Hunt and her two guests each week. Produced and presented by Shevonne Hunt.
 
We all know those judgy mums; they think their view is the universal view … they’re always right, and annoying. What if we turn that on its head and use satire to point the finger at the judgy mums and find insights into parenting by a parody of the all too real 2 judgy mums. Strong language may be used. Becks is on her first marriage, second child, third pregnancy and is climbing the four walls of her shambolic house. She gets her parenting tips at the dog park and is one day hoping to get ...
 
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Do your kids squabble all the time? Do they argue over what TV program they watch, or who drank the last bit of milk? Have you ever had to drag your toddler off your baby? Dr Kimberley O'Brien sees lots of siblings who fight in her clinic Quirky Kid. Her company has just published a book called Siblings! that helps parents and kids understand what …
 
Motherhood is an all-consuming experience that can raise many questions. In her new fictional thriller The Push author Ashley Audrain explores some uncomfortable ideas. Are the skills of mothering innate? Do we owe our children unconditional love? And is it possible for a child to be evil, or is it all about how they have been raised? Ashley talks …
 
We all want our kids to get along, but if you have a couple that fight, it can be difficult to know how to manage it. In this diamond from the archive Laura Markham from the popular Aha! Parenting website talks about her book Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings. Laura has some tips and tricks on how to help your kids get along.…
 
Sometimes we know our children so well we can predict exactly what they're going to do and when. At other times their behaviour is so baffling we don't know where to start. It's when we run out of answers that it can help to ask someone who has seen your particular situation a million times. Sleep consultant Jo Ryan is an expert from Babyology's Pa…
 
When we hold our babies in our arms we know life will never be the same. Everything changes, including our relationships. One of the most important relationships is with the person you have chosen to have a family with. If that starts to fall apart it can make everything harder. Joanne Wilson is a neuropsychologist and is the author of Renovate You…
 
When children are small it can take a lot of effort to get out of the house, particularly when you have a new baby and a toddler. Diane Zalitis is a Midwife and Clinical Lead of Pregnancy, Birth and Baby - a national Australian Government service. Diane gives us some tips on how you can manage two small humans without succumbing to cabin fever.…
 
The coronavirus vaccine is a hot-button topic right now, as vaccines roll out across the world and parents begin to consider getting the whole family vaccinated. Yesterday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the Government will roll out the coronavirus vaccine in Australia from mid to late February, which feels very close. But what do we …
 
Justine Clarke is one of Australia's most popular entertainers. She performs for kids, has been in a band, on Playschool and in various serious acting roles. In this interview from the archive, as one of her new kids albums was on the cusp of launching, Justine talks about her many different roles, and how they all come together in her life.…
 
Summer is a fun time of year for families. Children get outside more, there's swimming and fossicking in parks. Unfortunately it can also be a time for insects and other creatures that sting and bite. Dr Mark Nethercote is a paediatrician and author. He gives his advice on what to look out for this summer, and what to do if your child does get stun…
 
In our first show back for 2021 we are joined by Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue as we tackle the challenges parents are facing. On this episode those challenges include: A four-year-old with poor sleeping habits (and no consistency at dad's place) A two-and-a-half-year-old who is not napping at all (and getting very cranky as a result) How to get …
 
Many of us are happy to see the back of 2020, so with such a strange year behind us, should we be setting goals to reach for in 2021? Karen Young is a parenting educator and former psychologist. She is also the woman behind Hey Sigmund! a popular website that tackles issues like anxiety. Karen says that goals have their place, if we know how set up…
 
Sue Brierley chose a path that not many people choose. From a very young age she knew she wanted to adopt children, even though she could have her own. Sue is the mother who raised Saroo - the man who's story Lion became an international best seller and then became a movie. From the very beginning Sue wondered about Saroo's 'other' mother. Did she …
 
We all think our children are special, but how do you help them tap into what truly makes them unique? Andrew Fuller is a psychologist who has written all about this in his book Unlocking your child's genius, how to discover and encourage your child's natural talents. In this interview from our archive Andrew explains how simple it can be to nurtur…
 
In this Helpline from the archives Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue answers the following questions: How to get a 16-week-old to sleep in the cot when they only fall asleep during the day in their mother's arms How to get an 11-month-old to stick to a sleep routine when they have started standing up in the cot How to stop an 11-month-old baby biting…
 
When couples separate and children spend time in two houses, how do you manage if your co-parent is letting the team down? What do you do if they're feeding them copious amounts of junk food, letting them stay up to the wee hours of the night or not turning up for important events? Maggie Dent is a parenting educator, host of podcast Parental as An…
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the First Nations who have lived on the continent we now call Australia for up to 75 thousand years. In 2017, Indigenous people from all over Australia met at Uluru for a special meeting and wrote the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It’s a call for all Australians to embrace our First Nations people …
 
Every parent knows that raising children involves sacrifice. Just how much sacrifice depends on many factors. For Mary Li her sacrifice was giving up a passion she had pursued for most of her life. Mary is Li Cunxin's wife and was his dancing partner. You may have heard of Li's story in his memoir Mao's Last Dancer. In it he tells the story of his …
 
It's coming to the end of quite a weird and wonderful year, but it's fair to say that babies and small children don't know when it's time to give mum and dad a break. If you've found yourself struggling to get your baby to sleep, eat or there is another challenge in your life, it's time to ask an expert for help. Every week an expert from Babyology…
 
Every child has the right to an early education that is full of fun, learning and security. Everyone wants their children to belong. But what happens if your child is different? Maybe they are neurologically different or maybe they look different to the other kids at school. Children aren't well known for their subtlety. Will your child's peers acc…
 
It has been quite a year. The Coronavirus pandemic, the surge in the Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd, the American elections. Big news stories that generated a lot of painful conversations. They may not be the kinds of topics you talk to your kids about, but children can pick up on the news around them. Author and m…
 
Comedian Jenny Wynter says that laughter is the key to making it through hard times. It has helped her when she was a young girl who had just lost her mother and later when she became a mother herself and the challenges seemed endless. Her ability to make people laugh and the way that made her feel got her out of the house when her children were st…
 
Blended families are very common today, but is it hard to make them work? Georgie Smart combined her family with four children together with her partner and his two children. Professor Julie Green is the Executive Director of the Raising Children Network. Together they tease apart the challenges that arise when you bring two families together under…
 
Every parent has their own approach to raising children, but when you are so tired your eyeballs feel like sandpaper, and your patience has completely run out, it's time to speak to an expert. That's where Helpline steps in to get you some extra hours sleep. Every week an expert from Babyology's Parent School joins host Shevonne Hunt to answer your…
 
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