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Hang On To Your Hat

A weekly Kids, Family and Parenting podcast
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Derek had a great chat with Paul on his approach and techniques when dealing with his kids. Paul runs Derek through one example of how the family came to a rational agreement on the best way to handle the screen time issue using an ACT matrix.
Genius artist and hair stylist Pete Richards is raising a daughter with his partner Katie in the regional town of Castlemaine. Pete has some great insights into managing the pressure cooker of family life in lockdown, as well as running his bus
Derek had a great chat with musician Brooke Penrose about all kinds of things from making a record by yourself to the terrors of NOT helicopter parenting.Brooke is the singer and Guitarist in the Melbourne based rock band Saint Jude, the owner
We had a great chat with Adam White from a Sydney Quarantine Hotel Room.Adam knew what was coming when he applied for special permission to visit his gravely ill mother in the UK. what he did not know was that Victoria would have an outbreak, l
Derek and Dan talk about the things they have learnt from their many and varied guests. Home Births, raising children in a truck, Broome Dads, BASE jumping and crocodile hunting, From space Gandalf to Uncle Jack Charles. Fathers with chronic il
Daniel has written several books on raising children, he runs programs in schools and for other professionals, concerned mainly with improving the way we all use technology to support education and learning. He talks with us mainly about the ex
Warwick is a Cinematographer who has filmed, amongst other things, many of Missy Higgins film clips. His erratic and demanding work life has made it hard for him to see his boys as much as he wanted to while they were growing up. We discuss how
Geoff returns to tell us all about the birth of his son, in a bath, in the loungeroom. See episode 23 to hear how he felt before the baby arrived. Topics include:A home birth story- Grateful to have a boring birth.The calmness of the midwives.T
Anthony is an extraordinary painter, performer, cancer survivor and father. His work is intense and exciting and his life story is the same. From international artist to Leukemia survivor, Anthony had great success in the art world before he wa
This is Terry's second conversation with us. His main areas of interest are leadership and child psychology and he is Dan's Dad. Topics discussed:The importance of group singing- preferably at dinner.A bit of singing from the old country- singi
Dan and Derek have a cheeky phone chat. We explain our upcoming 2 week break for the school holidays and the exciting guest planned to see the year out. Dan is flat with the cold and Derek is tripping balls on hayfever medication. We talk about
Uncle Jack isn't a Dad in the usual sense but he's certainly the grandfather of Aboriginal theatre and a spiritual father to many indigenous and non-indigenous people alike. Uncle Jack is an Australian icon and a truly beautiful man- look him u
Nick and his wife, are the owner, operators of Team Elwood personal training studio. They have two boys under five and a great approach to fitness and mental wellbeing- while juggling everything else.https://www.teamelwood.com.au Topics discuss
Since becoming a father at seventeen in a country town troubled by drug addiction and bored teenagers, Jayden's love for his son and strong desire to give him the best possible life have driven him to work hard, start a skate brand, save money
Hugh is the founder of the Resilience Project and a great bloke. He is dedicated to helping people improve their mental health and resilience. There's simply too much to write here about the resilience project so just google him- he and his tea
Quickie is a bush astronomer to some, a motorcycle riding mystic, a pearl diver and a father to his daughter as well as being a kind of community father to many others, including my kids. When he's on the telly with Professor Brian Cox he's kno
Mark Jones: documentarian, storyteller, spiritual adventurer and father of two. Mark made 17 adventure documentaries with the legendary Malcolm Douglas and subsequently managed his crocodile park. He is a historian, storyteller and an adventure
We interrupt the Broome Series with some pending baby content ---- While dan is dashing about in Broome, Derek had a great chat with moto journalist Geoff Baldwin as he is about to become a father for the first time. Geoff and his wife are not
James and his family established the Cygnet Bay Pearl farm on the Dampier Peninsula and through this multigenerational endeavour they have developed strong personal and working relationships with the indigenous Bardi people. It is a unique plac
Dave and his family live in an evolving work of art; a beautiful house-truck that runs on used veggie oil. They travel between Margaret River and Broome depending on the season, playing concerts big and small, while home schooling. It's a compl
Richard grew up on a cattle station in the Kimberley, his adventures around the world are Hemmingway-esque to say the least. I met him when he was single and childless as was I at the time, now everything has changed and his kids are his greate
Topics discussed include: Quality time is about quantity of time. Making commitments to regular family activities. Alternatives to booze- in a big country there are lots of other activities. Trapping crocodiles in Africa. Tranquilising Rogue bu
In his work as a youth worker on building sites and in trades, our special guest Chris Hoare reveals some amazing insights into balancing work and family life and the connection between struggling youth and bad(or absent) parents. While Dan Lee
Dan calls Derek from a beach in Broome to introduce the first of a series of conversations he is recording there. Wil Thomas is a local Historian, Radio Presenter, storyteller and blacksmith. His historical walking tours of Broome come highly r
A Bonsai garden in Sassafras in the Dandenong ranges. The dangers of being a cyclist in city and country- It's Green but rage inducing. Bonsai is for the young, the patient and artistic. Derek is a Bonsai Killer- you might be too. Bonsai don't
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