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
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Catch up on the latest episodes

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

Tue 21 July 2015

52 mins
Featured the following interviews

Toddler sleep patterns

We always hear about babies and their sleep routines, it's a delicate balance that constantly changes. Fast forward two your toddler waking through the night or having trouble settling…
12 mins

10 ways to guarantee a tantrum

Zoe Meunier has a two and a half year old daughter and a five year old son so she's seen her fair share of tantrums. Even the smallest things can…
17 mins

How qualified is Dr Google?

Paediatrician, Dr Mark Nethercote, understands the value of Google as a quick search and answer service, but he warns against using the search engine as a diagnostic tool for your…
12 mins