This Glorious Mess
About This Show
This is not the place for "perfect parents". This is a weekly look at parenting as it truly is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, completely full of surprises and very messy. Join Andrew Daddo, broadcaster, author of children's books and father of three, and Holly Wainwright, editor, writer and mother of two, as they unpack what parents are really talking about. From toddlers to teenagers, it's all the disasters and delights of parenting, made real.
Most Recent Episode
Should We Stop Telling Girls They're "Beautiful"?
2 days ago
When you talk to little girls do you call them 'cute', 'pretty', 'gorgeous' or 'adorable'? It's easy to do, but it can put the emphasis on their looks over other things. So what can you say instead, to teach young girls they're worth more than their looks?Y'all listen up! Would you go to a family restaurant where there are yodelling youngsters, babies running wild and bare bums staring you in the face? Plus, we talk to a nanager. What is a nanager, you ask? Well, it's like Mary Poppins crossed with Alice from the Brady Bunch, and we want one right now! And we have a very tricky listener question about boundaries on social media.
Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo
With thanks to Lauren Brown
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