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Mummy, What's A Racist?

11/8/2018
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Author Madonna King gets real about the best way for fathers to bond with their daughters, and how to navigate the tricky teen years. Plus, a listener dilemma from a mum who's concerned she may be a beneficiary of racism at the hands of her childcare centre. And we revisit whether or not it's okay to read your child's diary. LISTEN IN ON OUR OTHER INTERVIEW WITH MADONNA KING CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Thank you to special guest Madonna King. Buy her new...

Duration:00:36:27

Friendships Aren't Forever

11/1/2018
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We tackle a listener dilemma from a mum who doesn't know what to do about her daughter being bullied by a 'friend'. Plus, if you're wondering how to talk to your kids about global warming it might be better for their mental health if you say nothing at all. And why are we talking about Daniel Craig's Baby Bjorn? LISTEN TO MIA FREEDMAN'S INTERVIEW WITH TEACHER GABBIE STROUD CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Share your nail or fail by leaving us a message on 02...

Duration:00:27:48

A Good Mum Paints Her Son's Nails

10/25/2018
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Should you paint your son’s nails if he asks you to? Is it really such a big deal, and what's the best move if the people around you don't approve. Plus, author and educator Maggie Dent talks to us about Mothering Our Boys, and how mothers can foster a positive relationship with their sons. READ MORE "I begrudgingly ordered $130 school photos. They just came and... that's not my child." - https://www.mamamia.com.au/school-photos-edit-photoshop CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly...

Duration:00:28:22

Daddy's Unemployed And Mum's In The Caravan Park

10/18/2018
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Holly's little boy has been in a punch up, and she needs consolation he's not going to grow up to be a hooligan. And we speak to Meshel Laurie about how she ended up in the caravan park next door to her twins' school camp. Plus, a listener dilemma from a mum who's weary about following through with a threatened punishment. READ MORE What I learnt after missing out on being helper for my daughter's camp CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Thanks to special...

Duration:00:29:36

Spend Your Own Damn Cash

10/11/2018
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When should your tween transition from spending your money to spending their own? And what are the ten things your offspring absolutely must do before they move out of the house and become financially independent? We’re speaking to The Barefoot Investor about raising kids who know the value of a dollar… Plus a dilemma from a listener who isn’t thrilled about what her neighbours are doing outside her toddler’s bedroom window. CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew...

Duration:00:31:28

I Just Have A Big Baby

10/4/2018
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We tackle an adults only listener dilemma from a mum who finds the further she gets into her pregnancy, the less keen her partner is to have special mummy and daddy time. Plus, there are two everyday words we shouldn't be saying to our kids. And what happens when your GP fat-shames your baby? CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Share your nail or fail by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386. Or fling us an e-mail: tgm@mamamia.com.au This podcast was produced by...

Duration:00:26:52

Ding Dong, The Pop-In's Dead

9/27/2018
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How do you raise a child who’s comfortable with their body? We speak to author Sonya Lock, who’s written a book about body confidence aimed at 5-8 year olds. Plus, a dilemma from a listener who’s friend group has deserted her. And what's happened to the pop-in? READ MORE Carrie Bickmore: Bring Back The Pop-In CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Thank you to Sonya Lock. Share your nail or fail by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386. Or fling us an e-mail:...

Duration:00:25:23

Once A Fortnite

9/20/2018
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Fortnite is the online, free-to-play, shooter-survival game kids can't get enough of right now. We speak with a young gamer, the mother of an addicted child, and a psychological expert to unpack this madly addictive game from all angles. MORE Online Gaming Addiction Facebook group Britta Hodge and her son Logan on 60 Minutes CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Thank you to Britta Hodge and Jocelyn Brewer. Share your nail or fail by leaving us a message on 02...

Duration:00:37:08

Second Born Children Eat The Lead Paint

9/13/2018
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We tackle a dilemma from a listener whose mother-in-law doesn't seem to be bothered about getting her baby sick. And how does a public school maths teacher end up with 20 million views on YouTube? We speak to maths superstar Eddie Woo to find out. CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Thanks to special guest Eddie Woo. Buy his new book, Woo's Wonderful World Of Maths. Share your nail or fail by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386. Or fling us an e-mail:...

Duration:00:26:49

Who Needs Grandma When There's Google

9/6/2018
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We all know everyday tasks take longer once we’ve had kids, but how much longer exactly? Plus, there's a 3.85 metre-wide bed for co-sleeping families and Andrew's excited. And former editor of Good Weekend Amelia Lester joins us to unpack millennials' changing attitudes toward breastfeeding. CHECK OUT AMELIA LESTER'S OTHER PODCAST, TELL ME IT'S GOING TO BE OK: https://omny.fm/shows/tell-me-it-s-going-to-be-okay CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Thanks to...

Duration:00:29:17

‘Is Hell Real?’ And Other Unanswerable Questions

8/30/2018
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LISTEN TO MIA'S NO FILTER WITH LUCY PEACH How does your role as a parent change once you effectively have a third adult living under your roof? We’re speaking to psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg about the parenting tightrope that is raising a teenager. Plus, a listener dilemma from a mum whose daughter thinks she’s going to hell. Literally. And why do schools get so worked up when you pull your kids out mid-term for a holiday? CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew...

Duration:00:31:41

When Your Mother-In-Law Wants To Borrow Your Baby

8/23/2018
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WHERE TO DONATE YOUR SECOND-HAND BABY GEAR Once your kids have outgrown their high chairs and car seats, what can you do aside from selling them for a pittance on Gumtree, or leaving them out on the street for the universe to deal with? A Melbourne mum tells us how to donate them in a truly useful way. Plus, should we all stop worrying about swearing in front of our kids, and a dilemma from a listener whose mother-in-law has some strong thoughts about her unborn baby. READ MORE "I swear...

Duration:00:26:24

Triggered At Book Week

8/17/2018
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As Book Week begins, we tackle a dilemma from a listener who thinks her daughter's costume might be cultural appropriation. Plus, Australia's greatest children's book author Andy Griffiths ('The Day My Bum Went Psycho', 'Zombie Bums From Uranus') shares why he writes such wacky fiction. And there's a new theme park where kids can... join the workforce? CHECK OUT OUR SEALED SECTION PODCAST (make sure the kiddies are in bed). CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew...

Duration:00:24:22

Out Of The Tractor, Off To School

8/9/2018
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What did your 10-year-old do before school this morning? For Trish Scott's daughters, the day starts at 4am and driving a ute through the pre-dawn, desperately trying to keep the family farm going in the worst drought for decades. It's the conversation that will make you want to help. Plus, a dilemma from a listener whose parents feel entitled to drop-in on her and her husband unannounced. And what exactly is the 'Hot Water Challenge'? DONATE TO OUR AUSSIE FARMERS. CHECK OUT BEC...

Duration:00:34:08

Bad Smells From The Back Seat

8/2/2018
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There's a new nappy-related product that new parents need to get their hands on (literally) at once. Plus, is it alright to ramp up the prices of formal tickets to profit off your schoolmates And we speak to a family of five who packed their lives into a suitcase and are travelling from country-to-country with no plans to return. LISTEN TO MIA FREEDMAN INTERVIEW PEGGY ORENSTEIN ON HOOKUP CULTURE AND OUR DAUGHTER'S. CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo. We want...

Duration:00:31:38

There's Charred Kale In The Party Bag

7/26/2018
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A popular birthday party venue has gone sugar-free with their party packages. Is it better that our kids are running around without such a sugar high, or is there something a little bit special about the classic fairy bread and jaffa balls? Plus, one of the world's greatest athletes is beating herself up about missing a major milestone. And is there any way to justify public-shaming as an acceptable way to make your kid step in line? LISTEN TO MIA FREEDMAN INTERVIEW DADDO. CONTACT...

Duration:00:26:44

We Really Need Some Boundaries

7/19/2018
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a kid not glued to a device at the moment. So we speak to a psychologist about how to negotiate it out of their sticky little fingers, and put in place some boundaries. Plus, are you disadvantaging your child if you don't get them a tutor? And what's the first thing you should do if you turn around and your toddler's disappeared while you're out and about? Check out our podcast for NEW parents, Year One. READ MORE What to do if your child goes missing Does...

Duration:00:30:02

What's Gran Doing In The Delivery Room?

7/12/2018
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A website released the Top 20 phrases that annoy Dads so Holly puts a few to the test on Andrew. Plus, we're speaking to former psychologist Steve Biddulph about why he's chosen to update his groundbreaking book, Raising Boys. And what happens when a nosey mother-in-law insists on being in the delivery suite during birth? CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo. Thank you to special guest Steve Biddulph. Buy the updated edition of his book Raising Boys at...

Duration:00:35:13

Get Your Paws Off My Belly

7/5/2018
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One of our listeners is pregnant and concerned about a mother-in-law who has very little respect for personal space. So naturally Andrew and Holly come up with a plan of action. Plus, we speak to a school teacher about the 'school refuser' phenomenon and why these kids are different from those who just chuck the occasional sickie. And how do you figure out when it's the right time to bring a furry friend into the family home? CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew...

Duration:00:27:20

Shazam The Baby

6/28/2018
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We take a peek behind the closed doors of a 'dads only' playgroup with founder, Leigh Whitten. Plus, there's a new app taking the guesswork out of what it is our babies really want when they're wailing. We give it a road test to see what all the fuss is about. And (unsurprisingly) Gen Y parents have tipped themselves as more 'fun' than Gen Xers or Baby Boomers. So, we invited one into the studio to see if it's true. CONTACT US Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo. With...

Duration:00:30:05