Whether it’s entertainment or advice, these parenting podcasts have us tuning in!
A trusted companion in the whirlwind of motherhood, podcasts and particularly parenting podcasts have become one of our go-to resources. Whether you listen for convenient escapism while stuck to the couch during a newborn’s cluster-feed (been there!) or to pick up precious pearls of wisdom after a school drop off, these audio gems help us recharge, stay informed and find solace in the shared experiences of motherhood. An indispensable tool in your daily routine!
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Parental As Anything — Best Parenting Podcast For Expert Advice
The “Queen of Common Sense,” Maggie Dent is without a doubt a parenting guru. Her hugely popular podcast Parental As Anything (based around one of her best-selling parenting books) covers all aspects of parenting, from the early years right through to adolescence, bringing in experts from around the world. Whether it’s questions on appropriate discipline, helping your child through fear and anxiety, screen time or sleep issues (not to mention everything in between!) she is a logical voice that cuts through the noise. We’re also big fans of her most recent books, “From Boys to Men: Guiding our teen boys to grown into happy, healthy men,” “Mothering Our Boys: A Guide for Mums of Sons” and “Girlhood: How to raise little girls to be healthy, happy and heard”.
Sassy Mama Tip: Maggie’s website is FULL of helpful resources for parents, teachers and those with an interest in child development.
How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake — Best Podcast For Dads
Hamish Blake is “Dad Goals”. This relatable father of two, comedian, tv presenter and podcast host was recently named Australia’s Father Of The Year. He’s funny, intuitive and actively engaged in his kids’ lives. In his series, How Other Dads Dad, he chats candidly with other parents to talk the ups and downs of fatherhood and family life. If you still can’t get enough follow his Instagram account to see epic engineering of birthday cakes that he stays up all night to pull off for his kid’s celebrations.
Mom And Dad Are Fighting, A Slate Media Podcast — Best For General Parent Chat
The Mom and Dad Are Fighting parenting podcast is a delightful blend of candid parenting discussions and engaging insights that resonate with mums, dads and caregivers alike. With humour and a refreshing dose of honesty, it delves into the intricate world of parenting, offering diverse perspectives on contemporary family life. Join the lively conversations that tackle the highs and lows of parenthood, making it a must-listen for anyone seeking relatable advice and a good laugh along the way.
Talking To Teens — Best Podcast For Parenting Teens
The Talking to Teens podcast, is all about fostering meaningful connections and effective communication with your teenagers. With warmth and wisdom, this parenting podcast offers invaluable insights and practical advice for parents navigating the delicate journey of parenting teens. Tune in for engaging conversations and expert guidance to help bridge the generation gap and nurture healthy relationships with your adolescent children.
Too Peas In A Podcast — Best For Special Education Needs And Disability
Listen to Aussie mums Mandy Hose and Kate Jones as they discuss the rollercoaster ride that is parenting multiples, children disabilities or with additional needs on their podcast, Too Peas In A Podcast. Along the way they interview everyone from child development experts to media personalities. It’s a great one both for parents navigating the additional needs landscape with their own children, or wishing to have a better awareness of the challenges faced by parents advocating in this space.
The Resilient Caregiver Podcast, Formerly Honestly Adoption — Best For Forster And Adoptive Parents
The Resilient Caregiver is a treasure trove of heartwarming and informative stories for those on the caregiving journey. With a nurturing and compassionate touch, the podcast invites listeners to embrace the challenges and joys of forstering and adoption, while offering valuable insights and support for caregivers of all walks of life. It offers a soothing blend of expert advice and personal anecdotes that truly make a difference in this tight-knit community.
Mom, Body, Soul — Best For Hong Kong Parenting Content
While we haven’t had new episodes since 2021, the Mom, Body, Soul podcast is a fabulous resource for Hong Kong Mamas. Hosted by parents Lindsay (a Calm Birth and yoga instructor) and Ziggy (A Sassy Mama That Mama and personal trainer), who interview Hong Kong experts in all things pregnancy and parenting. It covers everything from home births (which very rarely happen in Hong Kong), pre and post natal recovery and support, traditional Chinese medicine, baby sleep routines and more.
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The Hong Kong Parenting Club
A short and sweet nine episode podcast created in 2021 by Hong Kong parents Justine Garrett and Bhav Bhuptani. It discusses a range of topics from kids’ birthday party etiquette to bringing up a vegetarian family and dating after divorce with a healthy dose of humour.
Mamamia Podcasts — A Wide Selection Of Quality Parenting Content
It’s fair to say that the range of pregnancy and parenting podcasts on offer from Australian media network, Mamamia have been on high rotation on this Sassy Mama’s playlist. While there are shows covering everything from pop culture, news and current events, it really shines in its parenting content. There’s The Delivery Room and Hello Bump covering pregnancy and birthing stories, This Glorious Mess that discusses raising children, while on Help! I Have A Teenager your advice is dished up from a doctor and clinical psychologist (and parents!)
Listen on Mamamia Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
More Hong Kong Podcasts
While these aren’t specifically parenting related, we always love a local listen!
- #Impact — A podcast bringing a postive impact to all who listen. www.hashtagimpact.com
- HomeGrown — All about the Black experience in Hong Kong and Asia. www.homegrownthepodcast.com
- Hong Kong Stories — A podcast about unique Hong Kong experiences, recorded in front of a live audience. www.podcasts.apple.com/hong-kong-stories
- The Hong Kong Life — Hosted by the KELY Foundation, this podcasts tells stories from the youth of Hong Kong from a variety of backgrounds. www.podcasts.apple.com/this-hong-kong-life
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