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The PakMag Parents Podcast

Laugh til you cry.
Cry til you laugh.
That’s parenting, and that’s the PakMag Parents' Podcast!
We at PakMag want to go on the parenting journey with you. And we're  
bringing the experts along for the ride. Get the answers to those  
questions we've all asked ourselves a million times and lets make this  
whole parenting gig a bit smoother.
Join us every week as we speak to a parenting expert, discover the  
latest in parenting products, apps and trends and attempt to make  
sense of this weird, wacky and wonderful world of parenting.
Our host Bree James is a proud mum to two boys and five fur babies,  
and the Founder of PakMag, a parenting magazine for families that has  
printed over 3 million copies in the past 12 years.
Whether you're searching for some comic relief or a few helpful tips  
on bringing up your kids, we want to laugh and learn with you. Get  
your weekly dose of hints, tips and giggles and don't forget to tell  
everyone, you heard it on PakMag.

Dec 16, 2021

We are living in a world where most children in developed countries have access to everything they need, and in some cases – everything they could possibly want. As a parent managing those expectations and ‘wants’ can be difficult.

The balance between providing for your child and spoiling them can be blurred. At Christmas time, this becomes even more difficult and costly. So how can we make this season become more about togetherness and less about ‘what they are getting’ presents-wise?

To help, we have registered psychologist and parenting educator Dr Vanessa Lapointe joining us on the PakMag Parents Podcast.


Dr Vanessa Lapointe



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Host: Bree James

Producer: Monique Saggers 

Show Editor: Monique Saggers

Researcher: Bec Dent