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  • Dads Versus The Internet

    · 00:41:55 · This Glorious Mess

    It seems the world's gone mad over a dirty nappy with everyone talking about the dad who got got labelled a 'sicko' for going into a family change room.  So, what rights do baby daddies have? Plus, we’ve heard of mummy bloggers but who on earth are the daddy bloggers and what are they all talking about?  And Year Twelve exams are upon us, so if your kids are currently chained to their desks consider us your audio support group. Show notes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo Today's show was brought to you by the Ford Escape. To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett. Holly Wainwright is Head of Content.

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  • What Really Goes On at Schoolies

    · 00:44:34 · This Glorious Mess

    It's nearing that time of year again when our teenagers set fire to their school books and hightail it to the beach for a week of sex, drugs and debachery, otherwise known as Schoolies. But what really goes on behind closed (trashed hotel room) doors? We ask a young person to share his Schoolies tales. Plus, can you throw caution to the wind and give someone else's kid a nickname? Because Fred is an old man's name. But Freddy? Now that's just freaking adorable.  And if your kids wind up black and blue after squabbling over the remote, we discuss how much sibling fighting is normal, and when it's time to intervene.  Show notes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Ben Fordham Today's show was brought to you by the Ford Escape. To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts including Moral Panic 101, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett. Holly Wainwright is Head of Content.

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  • When Your Three Year Old Goes on a Boys' Trip

    · 00:44:25 · This Glorious Mess

    We’re a little bit miffed that a toddler has a better social life than us, but the show must go on. Meanwhile, the kid economy is absolutely thriving in Ben Fordham’s neighbourhood. But is 9 years old too young to operate a whipper snipper? He might need to workshop this child labour setup a bit more… Plus, 2006 called and dumb phones are back. If you’re a smart parent, you’ll get your kids an old school brick. And are you wondering what the heck is going on with the whole Safe Schools shemozzle? Do we want it? Have we got it? We were as confused as you are so we invited Benjamin Law to give us a 101 on Safe Schools. Show notesYour hosts are Holly Wainwright and Ben Fordham With thanks to Benjamin Law  Today's show was brought to you by KFC crunchy sesame slaw. To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts including Moral Panic 101, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett. Holly Wainwright is Head of Content.

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  • Happy Birthday Son, I Bought You a Stripper

    · 00:43:45 · This Glorious Mess

    There's nothing like a bit of T&A wrapped up in a bow to tell your teenager you love him, right? Well hiring an exotic dancer is the latest trend in 18th birthday parties and Andrew Daddo has some pretty strong views on it. (So strong, in fact, that you probably don't want to listen to this one around the kiddies.) And are pram parking spots a right or a privilege for parents? We discuss a mum who thinks they're an insult to the disabled.  Plus, could your child secretly be a genius? We talk to an expert to debunk every myth you've ever heard about gifted kids. Is it only boys who are gifted? Is there a link between genius and autism? Dr Mimi Wellisch answers ALL our questions.  Show notesYour hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Dr Mimi Wellish from Clever Kids Consultancy  Today's show was brought to you by Bad Moms 2, in cinemas November 2 To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett. Holly Wainwright is Head of Content.

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  • Call Me Daddy

    · 00:33:44 · This Glorious Mess

    Donald Trump says he likes it when Ivanka calls him 'daddy'.  Does that sound a little bit icky to you, or are we reading too much into it? Andrew Daddo is feeling nostalgic because his little boy is graduating!  So how do you get through parenting milestones without falling in a heap? Ever wondered whether your kids are listening to everything?  This week Holly's daughter Matilda picked up a few rather strong opinions on marriage equality. And if your kids are Peppa Pig fans they'll be even more excited about this week's guest than you are! Show notesYour hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Elise Grieg You can buy Peppa's Australian Holiday on DVD here If you or someone you know may be suffering from an eating disorder, visit the Butterfly Foundation here To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett. Holly Wainwright is Head of Content.

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  • Tell Your Daughter She Plays Like a Girl

    · 00:31:21 · This Glorious Mess

    Then tell her to wear it as a badge of honour. Radio host Jo Stanley is spreading this message through her new book series about footy, and it's kick arse. We discovered this week that Holly has the same writing as the Elf on the Shelf... AND the Tooth Fairy. Funny that. Plus, would you pay $80,000 for a stranger to come into your home and tell you everything you're doing wrong? And we have a tough listenener dilemma from the mother of a guilty vegan. If you have any advice for them we'd love to hear it.  Show notesYour hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Jo Stanley You can buy Play Like a Girl here To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett.

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  • Family Dinner Problems: 101 Ways With Half-Thawed Mince.

    · 00:40:40 · This Glorious Mess

    Give a mum a fish and she won't have to feed her family takeaway tonight. Teach a mum to fish, and you'll be eating fish fingers every night for the next year. Sounds like your house? Then like novelist Meg Mason, you probably haven't quite mastered the family dinner yet. The author shares her weeknight woes and some tips for getting food on the table that your kids might actually - gasp - eat for once! Plus, what the heck are lawnmower parents? And the case for putting your phone down when in the company of little ones. Show notesYour hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Meg Mason To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts including Meg's book You Be Mother, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network.  

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  • Oops. I Raised a Boofhead

    · 00:37:49 · This Glorious Mess

    Has your little boy turned from a sweet child into a boisterous teenager suffering from 'affluenza'? Michael Carr-Gregg can tell you how to reverse the Prince Boofhead syndrome. Step into the confession booth, we're talking about the best lies we ever told our kids, including one that could banish tiny ice cold feet from your bed for good! Plus, is it time to ban kiss chasey from the playground, or is it just a bit of innocent fun? And yet again, our Nailed and Failed talk turns to nits. Send help. Show notesYour hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Michael Carr-Gregg  To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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  • The Lazy Parent's Guide to Book Week

    · 00:44:23 · This Glorious Mess

    Book Week has arrived, and we're guessing half of the parents out there are fighting to the death to create the most elaborate Possum Magic costume, while the other half whack a book in their kids hand and call her Hermione. If you forgot entirely and need a little inspiration, we’ve got a librarian to tell us how to nail it. Plus, should you get pregnant if you’re not a baby person? Serena Williams says she isn't but we think she'll make a brilliant mum. And anyway - babies grow up eventually, right? Show notes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Jenna Barwick. Follow her Instagram @librarylookbook To buy any books mentioned on our podcasts, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello. Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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  • The Untimely End of Big Ted.

    · 00:37:55 · This Glorious Mess

    Were you were raised on a diet of classic Aussie kids shows like Play School and Blinky Bill? Your kids might not be so lucky. Children's TV could be in its dying days and Big Ted and co are on the chopping block. But you can save it, Jay Laga'aia explains how. Plus, should a 100 kg seven-year-old be allowed to play rugby with his peers? And the parents of kid geniuses need to put a sock in it, because there's no such thing as a gifted child.  Show notes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Jay Laga'aia. If you want to save children's TV, go to https://www.savechildrenscontent.org/takeaction and write a letter to you local member of parliament.  To buy Wander or any other books mentioned on our podcasts, visit iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley

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  • Go On, Just Tell Me My Baby is Ugly.

    · 00:34:35 · This Glorious Mess

    If you think you might be blinded by mother's love, we've got a way to trick your friends into telling you if your baby is really as cute as you think it is. And can little boys and girls top-and-tail? What are the rules of the co-ed sleepover? Plus, we get a lesson in how to have 'the talk' with your 12-year-old. Oh, I'm sorry - did I say 12? I meant your eight-year-old! Yes that's right, Amanda Dunn joins us to explain why kids are hitting puberty younger than ever. It's a hairy, scary conversation. Show notes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Amanda Dunn. You can buy The New Puberty here. You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley

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  • Please Don't Put Quinoa On The Kids' Menu

    · 00:32:52 · This Glorious Mess

    Have you ever threatened your kids with the trusty wooden spoon? We’ve got some bad news for smackers. If you love your foie gras and filet mignon, spare a thought for the children at restaurants. Why are all their menu options so crap? Is it time there was Kale for Kids?  There’s a new trend in celebrity baby names that Daddo thinks he started - the gender neutral name. Plus, what age is it okay to pierce your child’s ears? The Young Mummy Sophie Cachia always wanted to get her baby some sparkly diamond earrings...until something changed. Show notes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Sophie Cachia: follow her on Instagram @sophiecachia_ You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley

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  • Should We Stop Telling Girls They're "Beautiful"?

    · 00:33:07 · This Glorious Mess

    When you talk to little girls do you call them 'cute', 'pretty', 'gorgeous' or 'adorable'? It's easy to do, but it can put the emphasis on their looks over other things.  So what can you say instead, to teach young girls they're worth more than their looks?Y'all listen up! Would you go to a family restaurant where there are yodelling youngsters, babies running wild and bare bums staring you in the face?  Plus, we talk to a nanager. What is a nanager, you ask? Well, it's like Mary Poppins crossed with Alice from the Brady Bunch, and we want one right now! And we have a very tricky listener question about boundaries on social media.  Shownotes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Lauren Brown  You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley.

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  • Babies on Board and Breastfeeding in Bed.

    · 00:29:52 · This Glorious Mess

    There's a mum who has taken multi-tasking to a whole new level - she has sex while breastfeeding her baby! But is a romp in the hay really the best time to feed your child? If you've ever offered your seat on the train to a round-bellied woman who has crankily responded 'why? I'm not pregnant!' you will see why baby on board badges are the best thing since disposable nappies. And if you thought your wise words were being wasted on your kids who would rather listen to Taylor Swift than another one of your rants about how radio stations never actually play music anymore, think again. Those little ears pick up more than you realise.  Shownotes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Rachel Curtis You can buy a baby in belly badge here Watch Tasha Maile's video on YouTube here Subscribe to Jackie's Debrief Daily newsletter here You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley.

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  • When You're Going Round the Twist.

    · 00:30:37 · This Glorious Mess

    What were the three most beautiful things that happened to you today? And what was the stinker? This is the discussion every family should be having around the dinner table if you want to be more like power-couple Susan Carland and Waleed Aly. Plus, there's a new fashion craze inspired by parents and it's blowing mum jeans out of the water. And have you ever... ever felt like this? Andrew shares his career highlight: playing a Scottish ghost on the best Aussie kids show to ever grace our screens - Round the Twist.  Shownotes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Susan Carland  You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley.

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  • Bonus: Entertain the kids these school holidays with The Beanies.

    · 00:13:16 · This Glorious Mess

    It's day two of having your angels at home... Have they driven you crazy yet? If you need something to keep the little ones busy, we've got the perfect podcast. Hand over the phone, this is a kids only zone! Do you love splish-sploshing in rain? Us too! But what is rain? How is it made? How does is slide down the window? And what if the rain turned into Jelly Beans? There's only one person who can answer of course, Professor Know-It-All. The Beanies are: Laura Dawson, Michael Yore, and Miriam Rizvi  The Beanies are available for live performances across NSW. Go to thebeaniesaus.com for details and follow The Beanies on social media @TheBeaniesAus *Music and lyrics written by The Beanies in collaboration with James Court. You can buy books from any of our podcast guests at our iBooks store at apple.co/mamamia. And while you are there, please subscribe to the show, and leave a rating and a five-star review! This show was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network.EP of podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright

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  • Screw the Minions. Let's Take the Kids to Watch Saw.

    · 00:31:48 · This Glorious Mess

    Can you take your kids to see Wonder Woman these school holidays? We ask that movie guy Marc Fennell how you can pick a kid-safe movie that won't have you sticking popcorn in your eyes. In news that will have parents everywhere popping the champers, experts say kids only need a bath once a week. Just give them a Pommie Wash and send them off to play in the mud. Plus, Larissa Waters' magnificent breastfeeding moment in Parliament stopped us in our tracks, but your stories were EVEN BETTER. This is why we love you, you'll share all your puke filled parenting moments. The messier, the better.  Shownotes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Marc Fennell  You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This episode was brought to you by KFC's sweet potato mash. Mmmm.  This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley. And head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright

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  • When Your Two-Year Old Catches Snakes

    · 00:31:17 · This Glorious Mess

    Snakes alive! Is there anything scarier than a 6-foot python? Yep, it's watching a two-year-old grab it by the tail. Eeek. We chat to the dad of Australia's youngest snake catcher about the fearless toddler's unlikely job. Plus, one mum thinks the perfect 13th birthday present is... condoms! What happens when you refuse an offer to be a Godfather? (The non-Mafia kind that is.) You might not find a severed horse head in your bed, but it could spell the end of a friendship. And do your kids know where Devon comes from? Actually come to think of it, we don't even know. It's a mystery... Shownotes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Tony Harrison  You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. If you're not a subscriber yet, why not? Do it now. We'll wait... While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley. And head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright

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  • Welcome to Baby Shamers Anonymous.

    · 00:36:30 · This Glorious Mess

    Is there any shame in baby shaming? These days, picking on your tiny baby for their massive farts could earn you a 'bad parent' badge. You're walking down the street and you hear, 'Mummy, that lady only has one arm!' GASP. If this was your kid would you a) shush them, b) apologise, or c) run away? Paralympian Jessica Smith shares the right way to talk to your kids about disability. And how do you raise a feminist son? For starters, ditch 'boys don't cry' and 'run like a girl' from your vocab, pronto. Plus, Billy's birthday saga continues. They had the party, but someone invited the present police. Shownotes Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Jessica Smith  You can buy any books mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. If you're a gloriously messy parent, leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 and say hello.  Or email tgm@mamamia.com.au And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley. And head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright

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  • Salty Kids, Fierce Teens and Awesome Women

    · 00:39:48 · This Glorious Mess

    Want to turn your salty kid into a fierce teen? Give them a potato. It's the reddit parenting hack we're loving this week. Keen to make your fierce teen into an awesome women? You need Madonna King's advice. After interviewing 200 teen girls, she knows her way around a chat about selfies. And while we're on girls, a listener has a great idea to beat the gender gap system early. Plus, did you know little kids don't aspire to be astronauts or ballerinas anymore? We found out the top dream job of kids today is.....  Shownotes Your hosts today were Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo With thanks to Madonna King You can buy Madonna King's book Being 14 or any other book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. While you're there, leave us a review and tell us what you think of the show. Want to say g'day? Email tgm@mamamia.com.au Or leave us an audio message at 02 8999 9386 And let us know what you nailed or failed this week! This show was produced by Rachel Wagner. EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley. And head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright

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