NAVIGATING PARENTHOOD PODCASTGROWING GREAT TWEENS

THE PODCAST FOR PARENTS WITH 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 Navigating Parenthood: Growing Great Tweens below or on your device through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.  

 

EPISODE 1: DISCOVERING ME

In our first episode, we discuss the importance of understanding gender identity and diversity and how culture can shape a young person’s identity. Host Dylan Lewis chats with mum, Carolyn Tate, about her eldest son’s transitioning journey when he was 12 after experiencing gender dysphoria. We also hear from Andy Saunders, a father of 2 and foster father of 2, whose relationship with his grandfather shaped the way he’s shared his Aboriginal heritage with his own kids.

EPISODE 2: Made with strength, love and resilience

Learning how to raise resilient kids can come with its challenges. In this episode, host and tween-dad Dylan Lewis chats with mums, Lauren Patterson and Susie Maroney, about building mental strength with their tweens and when it’s best to let your little ones tackle tricky situations on their own.

EPISODE 3: Are you game? Tweens and gaming – rewrite the story

Host Dylan Lewis dives into the benefits of technology for kids and gaming online in our latest episode. Dylan sits down and chats with Dr Catriona Wallace and dad, Mark Serrels, about how to raise savvy children in a very connected world and the tech rules that are worth ditching.

EPISODE 4: COMING SOON

Listen to host Dylan Lewis as he speaks to tween-parents George Georgievski and Pia Miranda on how to navigate young friendships, when to respect your child’s friendship choices and if it’s ever okay to meddle. In this episode, we discuss the difference between primary school and high school friends, give examples of peer pressure and share friendship advice for your tween.

EPISODE 5: COMING SOON

In this episode, we share the importance of explaining gender stereotypes to kids. Host Dylan Lewis is joined by parents Sean Szeps and Meshel Laurie for an insightful chat about raising fraternal twins and how to have those tricky gender-identity discussions with your tweens.

EPISODE 6: COMING SOON

Join Dylan Lewis once more as he chats with parents Dave McCormack and Robbie Buck about the pressure to spend one-on-one time with your kids and what to do to keep a strong family connection. In this final episode, we find out what it takes to make lasting memories by connecting with your kids.

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