THE PODCAST PARENTS NEED
Becoming a parent can be both the greatest and hardest thing you’ll experience. In our award-winning* Navigating Parenthood podcast, parents and experts share their stories.
Over 4 seasons we take a deep dive into the rewarding and challenging periods of any parent’s life: from taking those first baby steps, to keeping up with our teens, making peace with the imperfect reality of parenthood and the juggles and struggles of raising tweens.
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SEASON 4: Growing Great Tweens
In our fourth and most recent season, Growing Great Tweens, dad and host Dylan Lewis discusses the experience of raising today's tweens with other parents. Speaking with familiar voices, like Susie Maroney, Robbie Buck and Pia Miranda, he tackles issues faced by many families, from raising mentally strong kids and navigating the online universe, to how to stay connected and tackle identity and belonging with your tweens.
Listen to all of Season 4: Growing Great Tweens.
SEASON 3: IMPERFECT PARENTS
Host Jessica Rowe talks to parents and expert psychologist Lydia Black about the struggles and juggles of raising happy healthy kids. We explore work-life balance, the challenge of co-parenting and separation, managing device time and what to do when the unexpected happens along your parenting journey.
Listen to all of Season 3: Imperfect Parents.
SEASON 2: TALKING TO TEENS
Six switched-on teens and experts tell us what it means to grow up and get by in our complex world: mates, dates, self-esteem, study stress, true grief and the grief we give them. Host Rebecca Sparrow takes us inside the heads of today’s teenagers, uncovering insights every parent needs to hear.
Listen to all of Season 2: Talking to Teens.
SEASON 1: BABY STEPS
Host Gretchen Miller, parents and experts take on early-years topics like parenting a child with special needs, having twin babies in intensive care, postnatal depression, how our bubs reshape our identities and more.
Listen to all of Season 1: Baby Steps.
Family Health Cover
Our family health cover packages support the unique healthcare needs of your family with;
- free cover for kids, meaning you can add your kids to your cover at no cost+
- no hospital excess for kids no matter how many times they go to hospital#
- access to wellbeing programs free second opinion service**, weight management programs, mental wellbeing tools and more^^
- access to prenatal and postnatal services like childbirth education classes, breastfeeding support and more++.
HOW TO SET HEALTHY SCREEN-TIME BOUNDARIES AS A FAMILY
Many teens rely on phones and tablets for staying in touch and making friends, so how can parents help their kids set sensible boundaries around screens?
WHY THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT PARENT
As a parent, it’s never too late to learn more or change the way you think for your mental health. Jessica Rowe shares some lessons she learnt as a new mum.
CYBER SAFETY FOR KIDS: TWEENS AND TECH
The online world is a big part of our teens’ and tweens’ lives. Here’s how to set boundaries and have the conversation about respectful, positive and productive habits and behaviour online.
NUTRITION FOR KIDS: GETTING A HEALTHY START
Nutrition is vital at every stage of kids' development and parents play a key role in encouraging healthy eating habits from a young age. Here’s how.
We’re proud to support members with award-winning podcast content.
The Navigating Parenthood podcast, produced and distributed by HCF, has received the acclaim of both the global Content Marketing Institute (finalist for Best Podcast/Audio Series), and the Content Marketing Association of Australia (silver winner, Best Branded Podcast Series).
If you're struggling with depression or anxiety, and need to speak to someone now, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
*Navigating Parenthood has received the acclaim of both the global Content Marketing Institute (CMI) (finalist for Best Podcast/Audio Series – season 1), and the Content Marketing Association of Australia (silver winner, Best Branded Podcast Series – season 1).
^90% compared to 86% across the industry. Calculated based on the average of the past 10 years, sourced from APRA Statistics: Private Health Insurance Operations Report 2012-21.
+Applies to kids under 22. Excludes Accident Only cover.
#Excludes Accident Only cover.
**You must have had hospital cover for 12 months and a specialist consultation to use this service. Excludes Accident Only Basic cover, conditions apply.
++2 month waiting period applies and depends on annual limits. Before you start any Health Management Program, check you're on eligible cover and the provider of the program is recognised by us. If you're unsure, call 13 13 34 or visit a branch.