Parenting podcasts you should hear

Parenting is a juggle and, at times, a struggle. Here we've updated our list of podcasts for parents to help you, no matter what stage your family is at.

Last year we shared our list of podcasts, but the world of podcasting is forever changing (just like parenting), and there’s always something new to discover.

Podcasts are a great alternative when you don’t have the time, or energy, to read a book or do an intensive Google search. Plus, you can multitask while listening! Here we’ve updated the list to share the new (and not so new) shows for you to add to your podcast library list.

Complied by Natalie Moutafis.

Independent Schools Victoria’s very own podcast, sharing all the news, views and ideas from Independent education.

How Other Dads Dad
Hamish Blake chats with other dads he really admires about their approach to dadding, and in the process hopefully learn a little, steal some of their hard earned wisdom and help all dads dad a tiny bit better.

Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting
Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The author of bestsellers Untangled, Under Pressure, and The Emotional Lives of Teenagers brings her perspective to your parenting questions.

The Imperfects Podcast
While not strictly parenting related, they are parents, and they discuss many topics related to parenting or that can apply to parenting.

Parental as Anything
Presented by one of Australia’s pre-eminent and much-loved parenting authors and educators, Maggie Dent, this podcast gives you tips and answers to your real-world parenting problems.

The Good Enough Dad
Maggie Dent’s newest podcast offers awesome tips and insights into all the ways dads can feel good enough at this parenting gig.

Happy Families
Psychologist and author Dr Justin Coulson provides expert advice and simple strategies to help you make your family happier.

Good Inside
Clinical psychologist Dr Becky Kennedy takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance – all in under 30-minute episodes.

Closing the Net
Taking you inside the Australian Federal Police and those policing the ‘borderless crime’ of online child sexual exploitation. Although some may find parts of the content confronting, these are stories that need to be heard.

Too Peas in a Podcast
Mandy and Kate started this podcast for parents of multiples with disabilities and additional needs, parenting on the road less travelled. You can find out about their new book here too.

Wow in the World
A podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups. Designed to teach kids about science, technology and innovation, but parents love it too.

The Real Deal on Drugs
A great one for parents to listen to first or with their kids. Paul Dillon answers the questions students across the country most regularly ask him. The content has been developed with young people in mind and aims to provide them with the information they want to know about alcohol and other drugs.

The BBC-produced podcast is for parents everywhere.  Covering topics from raising babies through to teenagers, they focus on evidence-based answers, from all over the world.

This Glorious Mess
Separated into two podcasts for those with little kids or those with big kids, the hosts talk about all things messy in parenting.

Gotta Be Done – The Bluey Podcast
Two Melbourne mums obsessed with ABC TV’s Bluey deconstruct the episodes and how it relates to parenting in the real world.

Dad in Progress
A five-part series aimed at men who are fresh to fatherhood about the challenges and life changes of new dad life.

Working Mumma
The podcast for working parents looking for advice, inspiration, and support on managing the juggle of motherhood, career and life.

Fathering First
A two-part series tackling issues that many dads face and exploring fathering across all ages from newborns to toddlers, school-age to teenagers and those hard to have conversations.

Families Under Pressure
Join Professor Matt Sanders from The University of Queensland for this new podcast series from the Live Course Centre. They examine the pressures facing families today and the practical steps that can be taken to better support our children and families over their life course journey.

From American author and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) parenting expert, Janet Lansbury, this podcast is particularly helpful for parents in the throws of baby and toddlerhood.

TiLT Parenting
Hosted by parenting activist and author Debbie Reber, this podcast aims to inspire, inform, and support parents (and educators) raising differently wired kids (giftedness, ADHS, Asperger’s, learning differences, anxiety, and more).

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