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.

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Catch up on the latest episodes

Wed 14 October 2015

51 mins
Featured the following interviews

The lifecycle of a butterfly

Children expect parents to know everything at that inquisitive age... like why the sky is blue, what happens when we die and how an egg is made. In this episode…
14 mins

Do you have what it takes to be a foster carer?

Opening your doors to vulnerable children is not for everyone, but one carer says it’s changed her life for the better, and she could never go back GUEST: Tracy…
14 mins

The fascinating life of Dr Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr Seuss, wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books in his lifetime, and sold 600 million copies. But he was an artist first, and he…
14 mins

Tue 13 October 2015

56 mins
Featured the following interviews

Toy safety for under 3s

With Christmas closing in way too quickly, we chat Kay Lockhart at Kidsafe NSW about the best and safest toys for under three-year-olds. How accurate are age ranges? What about…
12 mins

Birthday parties for kids

Mandi Gunsberger is the founder and CEO of Babyology, and has done her fair share of researching and preparing parties for kids. Listen to some of her tips in this…
10 mins

Letting gifted, talented kids grow with Raising Children Network

Did you know there’s a difference between ‘gifted’ and ‘talented’ children? And how do you nurture both? We speak to Julie Green, Executive Director of the Raising Children Network…
23 mins

Discussing the tragedy of stillborn

In Australia six babies are stillborn every day. It’s a devastating topic to discuss, so we chat to Karen Miles from CHILD Magazine about supporting parents going through the heartbreak…
8 mins

Mon 12 October 2015

55 mins
Featured the following interviews

Screen-time – how much is enough? (Part 2)

The American Academy of Paediatrics’s recently revised its screen-time guideline for toddlers. We talk to educational expert Dr Kate Highfield from the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University about…
9 mins

National Carers Week special: Meeting Mary

We meet Mary who’s 16 years old and along with her mum, cares for her father and younger brother. She’s just one of 300,000 young carers around Australia looking after…
7 mins

Is ‘brexting’ bad for baby?

So brexting – texting on your phone while breast or bottle feeding – is now apparently a thing and some experts aren’t happy about it. We asked Mothercraft nurse expert …
13 mins

Justine Clarke talks music, Play School and dad crushes

On the eve of her tour, the singer/actress discusses making her latest album Pyjama Jam, balancing music with being a mum and her biggest dad fans. Here's our five favourite…
21 mins

Fri 9 October 2015

45 mins
Featured the following interviews

Screen-time – how much is enough?

The American Academy of Paediatrics’s recently revised its screen-time guideline for toddlers. We talk to educational expert Dr Kate Highfield from the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University about…
8 mins

Sally Zwartz’s pick of the books

Book advocate Sally Zwartz hand-picks some gorgeous books and tells us why they’re perfect for family reading.
8 mins

Is work-life balance even possible?

It’s something we all strive for, but are we looking at it all wrong? We talk to psychologist and career coach Samantha Symes about the ultimate time management challenge and…
14 mins

Thu 8 October 2015

55 mins
Featured the following interviews

Teaching kids about money

How do you educate children about the concept of cash? When should they get pocket money? And what about learning to save? We had a great chat with Effie Zahos
11 mins

Travelling with kids! Destination: Hong Kong

Come with intrepid traveller and author Sally Webb as she plays tour guide and takes on a trip to the mesmerising Asian metropolis. She gives us the goss on the…
14 mins

Baby Love author Robin Barker talks poo

We cut through the crap and ask Baby Love author Robin Barker all about baby poo. What's normal, what's not and the poo stories she's still getting over…
13 mins

Wed 7 October 2015

56 mins
Featured the following interviews

Graeme Base discusses his new book Eye To Eye

Graeme Base, the celebrated author of kids classics like The 11th Hour and Animalia, chats to host Shevonne Hunt about his great new book Eye To Eye
15 mins

Kidzcationz's Top 5 travel destinations for kids

At just 12 years old, Bella Tipping has founded Kidzcationz, a travel review site written by kids for kids. Hear our interview with her and mum Bernadette, and check out…
10 mins