"The level of loss is the level of love" says Julia Samuel, Marina's guest on this episode, explaining how you cannot gauge how much grief a person will feel according to who has been lost. This is crucial in understanding grief, she argues, because if a child has lost a dog they've loved their whole life, their grief will mirror the intense bond they shared. Our developed society does many well, but understanding grief isn't one of them. And yet, all of us will, at some point experience grief and so it's crucial we understand it. Join psychotherapist, councillor and best-selling author Julia Samuel and Marina as they discuss what grieving people need and what helps us with the grieving process. Download the Grief Works app on the Apple Store and follow this link for a 10% discount: https://griefworkscourse.com/the-parent-hood/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What Science can teach us about our children
Science is helpful in discovering medicine, innovation and keeping us safe, but can it help us understand our children better? Scientist and mother Dr Emma Byrne talks to Marina about how applying evidence based information to your individual child can help us better understand our children in their glorious and baffling complexity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Giving birth is often magical, a moment you'll cherish for your whole life. But what about when it isn't magical, what about when you're worried about your child's safety, or your own, what about when it's the trauma you remember rather than the joy. Marina talks to author and mother Jessica Hatcher-Moore about how to parent if the birth has left you traumatised and how to treat your trauma. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Finding our you're expecting not just one baby, but two can be daunting and the fear can often overpower the excitement. Author and twin-mum Alison Perry chats to Marina about the reality of raising twins and shares tips on how to make it easier. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Following the launch of Everyone's Invited, a website that initiated stories of the shocking behaviour of sexual misconduct in schools and universities, we discuss how can we teach our children the importance of consent and how to go about saying it, hearing it and meaning it? Marina talks to Saskia Boujo, a relationship and sex educator about how we have this conversation with our children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.