Kinderling Conversation

hosted by Shevonne Hunt and produced by Elise Cooper

They say it takes a village to raise a child, so welcome to ours!

Kinderling Conversation is dedicated to taking the guess-work out of parenting.

Hosted by journalist and mum Shevonne Hunt, you'll hear friendly advice, interviews with experts and insightful tips from trail-blazing parents and carers.

Produced by Elise Cooper.

Contact the show

SMS: 0437 665 200
Phone: 1800 KIDS RADIO
Socials: Facebook / Twitter 
Email: contact us

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Catch up on the latest episodes

Wed 29 July 2015

55 mins
Featured the following interviews

Andrew Fuller: Unlocking Your Child's Genius

We love Andrew Fuller's new book and think you will too It's full of practical tips and inspiration (always a bonus)! for helping your child to reach their full potential…
22 mins

Choosing the right cot

With so many cots, bassinets and baby sleep options on the market, we chat to CHOICE Australia for some guidance on value and quality GUEST: Kate Browne, Investigative Journalist, CHOICE…
10 mins

How bullying inspired Alex McDiarmid to write a book

In this episode we talk to Alex McDiarmid. He was bullied in primary school and found it difficult to fit in. Hear what he learnt from his experiences and what…
9 mins

Everything you need to know about whooping cough

Whooping cough vaccinations are now recommended for women in their third tri-mester of pregnancy to reduce the risk of their unborn child contracting the disease after birth Find out what…
12 mins

Tue 28 July 2015

48 mins
Featured the following interviews

Dog safety and small children

Every dog has a different temperament and level of irritability based on their age, breed and background. In this episode, with help from the RSPCA, we consider how kids can…
9 mins

How toddler's develop their social skills

When do children start developing social skills and how can we help them along the way? GUEST: Denielle Jans, Early Childhood Educator at the Benevolent Society WEBSITE: Benevolent Society
13 mins

The *joys* of travelling with kids

Here we take a tongue-in-cheek look at the joys of travelling with small children, especially on those long haul flights GUEST: Kristen Toovey, Writer, Born Without Manual WEBSITE: Born Without…
15 mins

Mon 27 July 2015

51 mins
Featured the following interviews

Is targeted teaching the way to go?

Naplan tests, parent teacher interviews and report cards are ways of finding out how your child is going at school but does it really show you a clear picture of…
14 mins

Underbelly Arts Festival for kids

Underbelly Arts Festival hits Cockatoo Island this weekend (Aug 1-2).  For families looking for a day out, there is Funderbelly on Sunday, an exciting and interactive program for kids. You…
11 mins

Menu planning tips for families

It can be tricky deciding what to cook for your family once you take into consideration breakfast, snacks, lunchboxes and dinner, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose motivation Nutrition…
10 mins

Managing debt

Looking after the family finances can be stressful. Find out some easy hints and tips on reducing and managing your debt GUEST: John Hollyman, Managing Director, Eqeus Financial Planning WEBSITE:…
9 mins

Fri 24 July 2015

46 mins
Featured the following interviews

Charlie and Lola turn 10!

Not long to go until Charlie and Lola turn 10! Kitty Taylor directed the award winning cartoon Charlie and Lola from 2005- 2008.  Listen to find out what goes into making…
14 mins

EduKite: Online updates about your child's day

When children start day care or any care outside the home it can feel strange not being with them 24/7. It's nice to know what's going on and how your…
9 mins

The best books about mythical creatures

Who doesn't love unicorns, bunyips, dragons and fairies? This week on The Review we focus on the best books across the decades with scary and fantastical mythical creatures GUEST: Sally…
9 mins

Thu 23 July 2015

54 mins
Featured the following interviews

Reggio Emilia early childhood learning

There are hundreds of childcare centres around Australia, with different approaches to education and learning. In this episode we talk about the Northern Italian approach to early education called 'Reggio…
14 mins

What are your maternal birth rights?

When you fall pregnant there are so many things to get your head around. Home birth, hospital birth, birthing centre… caesarean, induced labour, episiotomy...there are so many options that most…
19 mins

Abortion after kids

Abortion. It's always been a controversial topic. But what happens when you already have a family and you fall pregnant… and for various reasons you decide not to have the baby…
10 mins

Destination spotlight: Fraser Island

Fraser Island, off the Queensland coast, is the largest sand island in the world. It’s a great place for fishing trips, camping and ecotourism. The kids will love it GUEST:…
9 mins

Wed 22 July 2015

58 mins
Featured the following interviews

Gender exploration in toddlers

In this episode we discuss how children explore gender roles as they grow and develop and what's normal? We'll also look at how parents can understand and protect their children…
15 mins

Kids birthday trends

Just how crazy can kids parties get, and what kinds of products are on the market? GUEST: Kate Browne, Investigative Journalist CHOICE Australia WEBSITE: CHOICE Australia
10 mins

A new paediatric allergy clinic opens in Sydney

Most people know a child who has an allergy… we all know not to pack peanut butter sandwiches in our child’s lunchbox 4.1 million Australians have an allergic disease. That’s…
16 mins