The Parent Panel
Summary: Celebrities, public figures, insta mums and politicians. 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 Kinderling Conversation’s Shevonne Hunt and her two guests each week. Kinderling is Australia’s #1 radio station for kids and families. Visit us as Kinderling.com.au. Produced by Elise Cooper.
Amy Taylor-Kabbaz from Happy Mama and Mark Harris a.k.a Buzz The Band Leader from Lah-Lah's Big Live Band tackle the news that had parents and carers chatting this week.They talk through sibling rivalry, advice for your former new parent self, gyms for obese children, and the best and worst Mother's Day gifts they've ever received.
Lucy Kippist from Kinderling Kids Radio and Luke Escombe a.k.a Aspara-Gus from The Vegetable Plot make up the panel this week. With Shevonne Hunt they tackle the hot topics from the week; From whether or not NZ’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern knows what she's in for with a new bub and running a country, when is it OK to pierce your child’s ears, what to do when you don’t like your child’s teacher, and the hilarious and fun words kids come up with for things that already exist; like calling spider webs spider cooties!
Comedian and dad of two Gary Eck joins mum of two and founder of Mummy Time Chezzi Denyer, as they take on the very serious task of jumping on the mics to tackle the topics that have had the parenting world abuzz. From whether or not children should have access to a picture book about sex education at Kmart, big age gaps in your romantic relationship/s, what makes a date night a success after kids, and the most hilarious and terrifying things kids can get up to when they try to escape.
Grant Lyndon from Busy Dads and author and journalist Kerri Sackville jump behind the desk, using their wisdom and grown up skills to dissect the news of the week with parental precision (so, a little rough around the edges). From the laws around sharing photos of children online, outsourcing boring parenting jobs, to whether or not they have play favourites with their kids, and the kick a** women who stuck it to the man by absolutely crushing it while pregnant (Cardi B at Coachella anyone!?)
Mamamia's Head of Content and co-host of This Glorious Mess Holly Wainwright and author and parenting educator Justin Coulson join Shevonne Hunt to take on the topics that have filled our feeds, and dominated the news cycle this week. From a potential banning of best friends at schools, Israel Folau's homophobic comments in social media, exploring your ultimate family fantasy, and what parts of yourself do you see in your children - both the good and the bad!
Journalist and host of The Mothershift Jacinta Tynan and Babyology's Jason Treuen join forces to compare notes, criticise, and cackle their way through the week that was for parents and carers. This week the topics ranged from whether boys need help being taught how to "be a man", playground etiquette, stay-at-home-dads, and cartoon characters that need to ditch their fairy tale tropes and have some real adventures.
In this special episode of The Parent Panel, musicians Angie Who and Benny Time put down their instruments to dive into how the week has fared for grown ups with little people. From cricket cheats, the dilemma of people not giving up their seats on public transport for expectant mums, how to balance work and family life, and just in time for Easter, is there any way to avoid a chocolate blow out and sugar crash this Easter Sunday?!
In this episode dad and managing editor of Science Alert Seamus Byrne, and mum and journalist for Fairfax media Georgie Dent join host Shevonne Hunt to decipher the news of the week for parents. From whether or not we should be worried about the impact smart devices like Google Home or Amazon Alexa have on a child's manners, whether or not lying could make your child smarter, how to unplug and simplify your family life among the noise of the every day, to the funniest things kids are afraid of. Plus Seamus and Georgie open up about their fears from childhood.
Author and CEO of Jayson Brunsdon fashion, Aaron Brunsdon and author Rhian Allen a.k.a The Healthy Mummy make up this weeks panel with host Shevonne Hunt. They discuss gender neutral greetings that QANTAS have introduced as part of their move toward being more inclusive, how fast fashion affects families, could the humble sausage sandwich be worse for us than we thought, and the latest and most messy of fads, slime! Plus Aaron and Rhian recall their own gross crazes when they were growing up.
Kate Browne from consumer watchdog CHOICE a.k.a The Guilty Mum and social researcher Neer Korn make up the panel this week tackling whether or not there should be a ban on dangerous dogs in the wake of several attacks on children. Plus how much should schools be doing about stamping out bullying in schools, is reality television good or bad for us, and the new Mary Poppins trailer has us debating whether or not classic childhood stories should ever be remade.
Sarah Hunstead from CPR Kids and Luke Escombe from The Vegetable Plot join Shevonne Hunt to dish the dirt on the past week for parents. From whether or not parents phone use could be classed as "addiction", a Queensland hospital that banned certain phrases from being used in maternity and birthing suites, should little kids be allowed to play rugby, and what sort of adventures have you gone on since having children?
In this week’s wrap, author Kerri Sackville, and Grant Lyndon from Busy Dads talk with host, Shevonne Hunt, about whether there is a crisis of masculinity in our culture, how to help your child navigate friendships with “mean” kids, how they do “me” time, and how they’ve dealt with the creative/weather-inappropriate clothing choices of the small humans in their care.
This week Carly Abrahams from Mums Pages and Sean Johns from The Fathering Project dish on their week as parents. Off the back to public furor of Barnaby Joyce's affair, they talk about times they've been caught out in front of their kids, tackling the 'war' on sugar, what to do when your child is sick and supposed to go to daycare, and after a girl in Queensland found a red bellied black snake in her backpack, the pair laugh their way through the 'beasts' they've tackled for their kids. Or that have tackled them!
Author and host of This Glorious Mess Holly Wainwright and parenting author and expert Dr Justin Coulson join the panel to discuss the last 7 days for parents. From the Deputy Prime Minister's personal life, parents camping out to get their children into the best day care, to introducing cyber safety to 4 year olds, and the funniest things kids say.
In the first episode of the fresh-look Parent Panel journalists Jacinta Tynan and John Mangos join Shevonne Hunt to look at the week that was in parenting. From the hilarious quirks of being sassed by your child in public, to the nitty gritty of a recent news piece criticising working parents for being too consumed by capitalism. Plus how talking about body image is different for boys, and helping little ones cope with big changes.