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, experts and teens share their stories.
Over 3 seasons we take a deep dive into the most challenging periods of any parent’s life: from taking those first baby steps, to staying in step with our teens and coping with the struggles and juggles of raising happy healthy kids.
Listen to the episodes below, or through your phone or tablet.
SEASON 1 TRAILER: 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 here.
SEASON 2 TRAILER: 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 here.
Bonus Episode: Talking to parents lessons learned through lockdown
In our bonus episode, in partnership with Netball Australia, host Cath Cox chats to 3 parents from Australia’s netball community about navigating the tough times of 2020^ – what challenges have they faced this year and how can we look after our children’s mental health, as well as our own?
SEASON 3 TRAILER: 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 here.
Awards for Navigating Parenthood Podcast
HCF is proud to support members with award-winning podcast content.
*Navigating Parenthood, produced by HCF and Hardie Grant Media, has received the acclaim of both the global Content Marketing Institute (CMI) (finalist for Best Podcast/Audio Series), and the Content Marketing Association of Australia (silver winner, Best Branded Podcast Series).
TEEN MENTAL HEALTH
Recognising emotional issues early is the best way to protect your teenager against depression and anxiety.
HAVING A BABY
From pre-pregnancy planning, to birth and caring for your newborn – here’s what you need to know.
5 TIPS FOR TEEN TALKS
Teen expert Rebecca Sparrow helps teenagers survive high school and all that their tumultuous teen years throw at them.
ACCESS PREGNANCY PROGRAMS
Eligible HCF members can access childbirth education classes, breastfeeding support and more.
^Need help? Head to Calm Kid Central for online resources and access to online psychologist to help children aged 4–11 manage their ‘big feelings’. Visit the parent portal at ReachOut for further resources. If you feel depressed or anxious, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. For health concerns, speak to your doctor. HCF doesn't endorse any statements or opinions made during the podcast. This podcast contains general health information and shouldn't be relied on as medical advice.