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.
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: COMING SOON
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
EPISODE 6: COMING SOON
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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.
BUILDING HEALTH SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS
While parents may not be able to protect children from every tough challenge they’re going to face, we can give them some strategies to help them cope.
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR KIDS: THE IMPACT ON THEIR MENTAL HEALTH
How do you know when social media is affecting your child’s mental health? Recognise the signs and support children with their social media use.
8 WAYS HCF ARE LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR FAMILY
Whatever the shape or size of your family, HCF has you covered for all stages of your life. Here are 8 ways we give you Uncommon Care.
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