The Parent Code

The Parent Code

Australia

The podcast that answers every back to school question you have. From how to nail your morning routine, to homework hacks, it's for parents who want to get prepared for the school year in the best way possible. Join Jo Abi and a range of guests as they crack the secrets of the school yard.

Episodes

Smart Parents and their Best Tricks  

School requisite lists were once upon a time filled with things like crayons, pencils and rubbers. Now? It’s all about tablets, laptops, data and USB’s. So how the hell do you make sure you are buying the right thing and not being ripped off for it? Tech expert Trevor Long tells us how we can get the best deals and shares an easy tip for how to keep up with what our kids are doing online.

Show Notes

Your Host is Jo Abi with thanks to guest host Trevor Long. 

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Parent Code.

This podcast is brought to you by our partners Intel, and is produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

Ask A Teacher  

Have you ever sat in a parent/teacher interview and wondered what the heck your kids teacher is thinking about you? Are they judging your parenting? Do they think you’re annoying? Do they even CARE? The parent/ teacher world has always been a little tricky to navigate. Especially with all the misconceptions out there, so we decided to ask a teacher with over 30 years experience everything we had ever wanted to know. From how they feel when we volunteer at school through to what goes through their minds when they receive an email from us at 10pm at night.

Show Notes

Your Host is Jo Abi with thanks to guest host Jo Stower.

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Parent Code.

This podcast is brought to you by our partners Intel, and is produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

The Politics of School Volunteering  

There are two types of parents in the world. Those who volunteer and those who get shivers down their spine whenever the P&C is mentioned. So what do you decide to do? And when is enough too much? Plus gone are the days of riding bikes and going to the shops, there’s a new frontier - the digital playdate. So should we be afraid? Rebecca Sparrow joins Jo Abi to talk it through.

Show Notes

Your Host is Jo Abi with thanks to guest host Rebecca Sparrow. Find all of Rebecca’s books at apple.co/mamamia

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Parent Code.

This podcast is brought to you by our partners Intel, and is produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

Independence Days  

20 years ago, BYOD would have been the name of a boy band. Now it refers to the fact that your kids are expected to take their own devices to school. So how do you know you’re doing the right thing? And how many devices are too many? Plus, when should your kids head off to school on their own? Jo Abi is joined by Yumi Stynes to crack all the secrets of the school yard.

Show Notes

Your Host is Jo Abi with thanks to guest host Yumi Stynes. Find her on YouTube here.

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Parent Code.

This podcast is brought to you by our partners Intel, and is produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

The Great Homework Argument  

It’s the necessary evil that consumes the lives of not just kids, but parents too. So how do you manage homework in your house? Do you make your kids do it during the holidays? And why can't teachers just fit that work into the school day? On this week’s episode, mother of three Jo Abi is joined by teacher of 30-plus years Anne Stephens who answers all the questions about the need for homework we throw at her. And we even manage to learn what teachers REALLY think of parents...

Show Notes

Your Host is Jo Abi with thanks to guest host Anne Stephens

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Parent Code.

This podcast is brought to you by our partners Intel, and is produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

The Right Start  

Once upon a time, getting ready for the school year meant a new lunchbox and covering a hundred books in contact. Now, however, things are a little different. You’ve got to consider morning routine, rules around technology, and whether or not your kid is at the right school for them. So how do you make sure you’re on the right track? Jo Abi is on a mission to crack the secrets of the school yard and on this episode she’s joined by writer and fellow device wrangler Jackie Lunn to work out how you can get prepared for the school year in the best way possible.

Show Notes

Your Host is Jo Abi with thanks to guest host Jackie Lunn.

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Parent Code.

This podcast is brought to you by our partners Intel, and is produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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The podcast that answers every back to school question you have. From how to nail your morning routine, to homework hacks, this six-part series is for parents who want to prepare for the school year in the best way possible.

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