Kinderling Conversation

Essential advice on parenting and children, followed by a guided meditation. Weekdays at 12pm.

It takes a village to raise a child - welcome to ours! Join host and mum-of-two Shevonne Hunt for friendly advice, interviews and insightful tips. 

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Catch up on the latest episodes

Thu 22 October 2015

48 mins
Featured the following interviews

Natalie Lovett’s IVF experience in the United States

How far would you have gone to have your baby?  Natalie Lovett tried for seven years to fall pregnant in Australia, and when that didn’t work, she travelled to the…
12 mins

A safe place to share photos of your family

If we go by the expert advice, we shouldn’t be posting any photos of our children to Facebook. But given that we love to share these images with our friends…
11 mins

How to choose the right movie for your child

Have you ever watched a G-rated movie and thought, that’s a bit scarey? How do you choose the right kind of movie for your child? Find out how to get…
13 mins

Books to send your child to sleep

A list of books that might help your little one get to sleep sooner rather than later.  Time for Bed - Written by Mem Fox & Illustrated by Jane Dyer…
12 mins

Wed 21 October 2015

50 mins
Featured the following interviews

Make your rental property a comfy family home

In Australia it’s pretty common to have a dream to own your own home, but these days that dream can be out of reach for many families But you can 
16 mins

Updating your icky lingo

The Listies are a comedy duo who make children laugh all around Australia. Now they’ve released a dictionary they’re calling the Ickypedia, full of all kinds of new words, quizzes…
8 mins

Essential water safety tips for parents

With toddler drownings on the rise, Amy Peden from the Royal Life Saving Society shares nine tips for a safer summer near water.
13 mins

Sport, art and your child’s development

What’s more vital to your little one’s development: sport or art or a mix of the two? Or should it be up to them to choose  Shevonne talks to Denielle…
13 mins

Tue 20 October 2015

46 mins
Featured the following interviews

An easy way to explain the birds and the bees

It's a question that most children will ask at some point in their lives, but how will you answer it? A new book is here to make the process a…
17 mins

Why Playgroups are good for you

Sometimes it's good to have something planned in the day, just to get you out of the house with the kids. Playgroups can be a cheap, fun and friendly option…
10 mins

How to put "mother guilt" back in the box

Mother guilt, if you feel it, can be all pervasive. You can feel it when you go to work, go for a walk or seeing a friend. Find out how…
9 mins

Mon 19 October 2015

47 mins
Featured the following interviews

Advice on flying internationally with a toddler

Every Monday, experienced Mothercraft Nurse Chris Minogue, answers your questions on sleep, weaning, settling, bathing, routines, development and anything in between.  In this episode we talk to Chris about her…
12 mins

Celebrating Jim Henson with Muppets producer Martin Baker

As a producer at the Jim Henson company for over 20 years, Martin Baker has made some of our favourite film and TV memories, including The Muppets, Labyrinth and…
16 mins

Learning to talk

What age should children start to speak? And how can parents help them learn  We talk to child speech pathologist Anna Eagleton about important speech milestones, the difference in boys…
11 mins

Fri 16 October 2015

60 mins
Featured the following interviews

Sex after kids

Recovering from birth, lack of sleep, lack of energy and sheer exhaustion can all contribute to couples feeling less than keen to jump back into bed after having a baby…
17 mins

Play through music: The Rhythm Tree

Most children love music. It's a fun and open way of expressing themselves The Rhythm Tree in Melbourne is a place where families with young children can enjoy music together,…
10 mins

Thu 15 October 2015

52 mins
Featured the following interviews

Packing tips with young kids

Getting away with a small family takes lots of preparation. Best laid plans can instantly go out the window if something important is forgotten like the favourite teddy bear or…
11 mins

Choosing a bike

Christmas is on the horizon, and bikes can be a popular big ticket Santa delivery. But how does Santa know how to choose the right bike? Luckily he has a…
11 mins

Dealing with hay fever this spring

Sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes... hay fever is the pits. Learn how to help your child manage their symptoms in this episode with Mark Nethercote GUEST: Mark Nethercote, Paediatrician …
14 mins

Parenting programs tapping into Dad’s brains

Do you know a Dad who has done a parenting program? If you do they’re apparently very rare creatures, but a new research program through the University of NSW is…
17 mins