This season, we dive deep into modern parenting challenges: navigating the digital age, teen mental health and more during our candid conversations with parents and experts on this red dot. Tune in now!
Growing Pains Season 4 is here! That’s right, we’re back again with the next instalment of our podcast! Join our lovely host, mum-of-two Ange, as she gets the lowdown on all the hottest parenting topics in Singapore…
Season 4, Episode 1: Raising kids in the digital age
In the first episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, Shem Yao, Manager, Digital Wellness at TOUCH Wellness Group, discusses the art of raising children in the digital age.
Season 4, Episode 2: Navigating mental health with teens
In the second episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, Dr Neil Forrest of Osler Health International shares how parents can help teens struggling with their mental health.
Season 4, Episode 3: Empower your clothes, empower yourself
In the third episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, we chat with Biek Speijk, a wardrobe whisperer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. She shares ways to make conscious fashion choices and elevate how you feel in your clothing post-pregnancy and beyond.
Season 4, Episode 4: Living well in the Lion City
In the fourth episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, Coach Amanda Lim and Dr. Tyler Lim, who jointly run LIFT Clinic, discuss ways to balance healthy eating and exercise as a family and share useful tips to make a healthy lifestyle a family affair.
Season 4, Episode 5: Why children need to experience failure
In the fifth episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, we have a thought-provoking conversation with Oi-Yee Choo, CEO of ADDX, about how she instils critical skills such as resilience, risk-taking, and more in her Gen-Z daughters.
Season 4, Episode 6: The importance of setting boundaries
In the sixth episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, we dive deep into the art of teaching children to set and maintain healthy boundaries with transformational coach Priyanka Tiku-Gupta. She shares her insights and offers practical tips to help you raise resilient, boundary-savvy children.
Season 4, Episode 7: Strengths of a single mum
In the seventh episode of the latest season of Growing Pains, we chat with Kanak Muchhal, senior manager of Programmes at Daughters of Tomorrow, a non-profit organisation in Singapore dedicated to lifting the prospects of underprivileged women in Singapore.
Bookmark this page and stay tuned for the next episode of Season 4, dropping every Friday on Spotify, Apple Podcasts. Happy listening!
Catch up on Season 3: All the deets here:
Season 3, Episode 1: The rise of eco-anxiety in kids
In the first episode, we chat with Steph Dickson, founder of Green is the New Black. We want to learn more about eco-anxiety – what it’s all about, how it affects kids, and what can be done to alleviate it.
Season 3, Episode 2: Everything you’ve wanted to ask a doula
In the second episode, we talk to Chantel Kismet, founder of Blooming Births and a mum of one, and ask her everything from fertility journeys and giving birth to postpartum support.
Season 3, Episode 3: Happiness is in your hands…
In the third episode, we chat with Shireena Shroff Manchharam, creator of Getting To Happy and a mum of two. We want to know – is happiness really in our own hands, or is it just another lofty, elusive life pursuit?
Season 3, Episode 4: Raising children with intellectual disabilities
In the fourth episode, we chat with Dipak Natali, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Asia Pacific, and Noraini Amin, mum of three. Noraini is mum to Hadbaa, who has intellectual disabilities. We want to learn more about parenting children with intellectual disabilities, parents’ challenges, and the importance of early intervention.
Season 3, Episode 5: Let’s talk about the birds and the bees
In the fifth episode, we chat with Tan Joo Hymn, Project Director of Aware Singapore’s Birds & Bees programme and a mum of three, about sex and sexuality education in Singapore.
Season 3, Episode 6: How to be an LGBTQ+ ally
In the sixth episode, we chat with Clement Tan, spokesperson for Pink Dot SG to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore and how to ally with them.
Season 3, Episode 7: Bringing up an influencer baby
In the seventh episode, we chat with Francesca Tanmizi, an influencer and a mother of one. We want to learn how she raises her influencer baby – the highs, lows, and everything in between.
Season 3, Episode 8: New generation fathers
In the final episode of this season, we chat with Alsen S/O Chanamuto, Schools Engagement Manager of Dads for Life and Centre for Fathering and a father of three. We want to learn more about modern dads – are they really the best generation of fathers?
Season 2, Episode 1: Marissa Nasution – From MTV VJ to conscious parent. Can mums have it all?
In the first episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we talk to mum-of-two, and MTV VJ turned conscious parent Marissa Nasution about all things conscious parenting and get her thoughts on whether mums really can have it all.
Season 2, Episode 2: Nursyazanna Syaira – Our adoption journey
In the second episode of Growing Pains season 2, we talk to mum-of-one and Fluff Bakery co-founder Nursyazanna Syaira about her adoption journey. She also shares some good advice for those looking to adopt here in Singapore.
Season 2, Episode 3: Christine Field-Hall – Moving to Singapore from Hong Kong
In the third episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we talk to Christine Field-Hall, mum of two young boys and a mum blogger. We learn more about her move to Singapore, and her top tips if you’re planning to follow suit or just arrived recently.
Season 2, Episode 4: Dr Aparna Sundar – Learning to let go…
In the fourth episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we talk to Dr Aparna Sundar, a mum to two children, a certified KonMari consultant, and a Montessori Parenting Coach. We wanted to find out what she had to say about minimalist living, decluttering as a family, and managing feelings and expectations.
Season 2, Episode 5: Paige Parker – Embracing Asian culture as an expat
In the fifth episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we talk to Paige Parker, mum of two daughters and a multi-hyphenate. We want to know more about embracing life in Asia, her unique take on tiger parenting, and her adventures on social media.
Season 2, Episode 6: Anbarasu S C – Anxiety in kids
In the sixth episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we talk to Anba, a clinical psychologist from Promises Healthcare. We wanted to get the lowdown on anxiety in children, including the signs that we should look out for, top tips for dealing with anxiety, and when is the right time to seek help…
Season 2, Episode 7: Rachel Lim – Maintaining your identity (and learning to self-love) as a parent
In the seventh episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we chat with Rachel Lim, mum of one little boy and the founder of the hugely successful local womenswear brand Love, Bonito. We talk about the importance of self-love and how to make time for yourself alongside playing the role of mum.
Season 2, Episode 8: Chris Edwards – The story of birthing HoneyKids Asia while parenting three kids
In the eighth (AKA final!) episode of Growing Pains Season 2, we chat with the one and only Chris Edwards, mum of three children and founder of HoneyKids Asia, your favourite parenting website! We want to find out more about this original HoneyKids mummy.
Check out all the episodes from Season 1!
Season 1, Episode 1: How to raise our children to be feminists (boys included!) with Ramita Anand
We speak to Ramita Anand, who heads up Elevate.RA – an organisation focused on recognising, celebrating and developing our daughter’s superpowers. Mum-of-two Ramita gives us the lowdown on how to tackle gender stereotypes, have those important conversations with girls (and boys!) about feminism, and what the deal is on gender equality right here in Singapore.
Season 1, Episode 2: Unpopular Parenting Opinions with Jill Kim (Part 1)
HoneyKids regular and Kiss92 DJ, Jill Lim, isn’t afraid to share her take on exactly what she thinks of parenting approaches. In this episode, we discuss everything from screen time and phone usage to cry-it-out sleep training methods.
Season 1, Episode 3: Unpopular Parenting Opinions with Jill Lim (Part 2)
Would you give your in-laws keys to your house? In this follow-up episode, Jill Lim gives us her verdict on a host of more unpopular parenting opinions. From whether it’s ok to call out your kids’ bad behaviour to what the right role for your helper is when it comes to childcare in Singapore.
Season 1, Episode 4: Life as a same-sex parent family in Singapore with Andre and Cam
We chat with Double Dads, Andre and Cam, to find out what it’s like raising their son Tyler in Singapore. From finding out about Singapore’s community of other double-dad families to what more needs to be done when it comes to acceptance, plus they spill the beans on their parenting highs (and lows!).
Season 1, Episode 5: Tiger Mum Parenting with Anabel Chew
In this episode, we chat with Anabel Chew, founder of WeBarre and co-founder of the Tiger Moms Club, to discuss this popular (yet often misunderstood!) approach to parenting. She gives us the lowdown on what it’s all about and when she’s planning to put a positive spin on Asian parenting…
Season 1, Episode 6: All things working mums with Cordelia Low
In our final episode of Season 1 of Growing Pains, we speak to Cordelia Low, mum of two, about the trials and tribulations of juggling work and raising her little girls. From mum guilt to why it really does take a village to raise a family…
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