Parents Who Think

Danusia Malina-Derben

The Parents Who Think debate podcast interrupts our parenting status quo. Join Danusia Malina-Derben entrepreneur, author and mother of 10 for no-holds-barred debates between intelligent parents with diverse perspectives as they deliver raw and unfiltered opinions on crucial parenting dilemmas. Whether you see yourself as a mainstream parent or embrace ‘marginalized’ views, PWT injects clarity into the hard realities of parenthood. Agreement is not the goal in the show; it’s about finding your unique path in the messy, real-world chaos of raising kids. Flex your agency, think, and redefine modern parenthood with PWT, where debate is done different. read less
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Episodes

Whole Debate 5: Should Parents Let Their Underage Children Drink Alcohol?
01-07-2024
Whole Debate 5: Should Parents Let Their Underage Children Drink Alcohol?
This special episode is perfect for binge listeners! Dive into the full "Should Parents Let Their Underage Children Drink Alcohol?" debate and enjoy an uninterrupted exploration of this complex topic. Three parents share their unfiltered thoughts and opinions, holding nothing back.   We kick off with guests presenting their brief 200-word LIFE STORIES, then move to THE P THAT FITS ME segment, where they reveal whether they see themselves as Progressive, Predictable, or Polarising. Host and mother of ten, Danusia, shares her experiences in the DISHING THE DIRT segment before diving into the main discussion in GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE.   In the IF THIS, THEN THAT section, we clearly outline the consequences of allowing or not allowing underage children to drink alcohol, without any sugarcoating. We also examine the ONE HABIT each guest adopts based on their beliefs, showcasing how their stances shape their actions. Danusia wraps up the debate with her own reflections.   Consider this: Did this debate challenge your perspective or prompt you to rethink your beliefs? At Parents Who Think, we spark thought, not dictate it.   Join us in September after a summer break when we’ll return to tackle even more controversial questions. PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Keiyia Jackson-George +Dave Wilson+ Casey McMurray   Discover more from us: • Join us on PWT Substack  • World Health Organisation Study  • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Whole Debate 4: Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland?
31-05-2024
Whole Debate 4: Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland?
This special episode is perfect for binge listeners! Listen to the complete "Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland?" debate and enjoy an uninterrupted exploration of this thought-provoking topic. Three parents share their unfiltered thoughts and opinions, holding nothing back.   We start with guests presenting their quick 200-word LIFE STORIES, then move on to THE P THAT FITS ME segment, where they disclose whether they see themselves as Progressive, Predictable, or Polarising. Host and mother of ten Danusia shares her experiences in the DISHING THE DIRT segment before diving into the main discussion in GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE.   In the IF THIS, THEN THAT section, we lay bare the consequences of smacking, without any sugarcoating. We explore the ONE HABIT each guest adopts based on their stance, highlighting how beliefs influence actions.   Danusia wraps up the “Should smacking be banned in England & Northern Ireland?” with her own reflections.  Consider this: Did this debate challenge your perspective or prompt a rethink of your beliefs? At Parents Who Think, we aim to spark thought, not dictate it.   Join us next time as we tackle the big question: "Should Parents Let Their Under-Age Kids Drink Alcohol?" Get ready for debate done differently.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Roma Norriss + Jo Bull + Nicole Ratcliffe   Discover more from us: • Join us on Substack ~ We’re building a PWT community there. Come on over.  • 70 countries that banned smacking  • Smacking is an act of violence Guardian article  • Why smacking should not be criminalised article • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland? Part 3
25-05-2024
Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland? Part 3
Join us for the final episode of the “Should Smacking be Banned in England and Northern Ireland?” debate. Our three guests tackle tough questions head-on as they openly discuss their views on smacking and whether it should be banned. From examining its impact on children to exploring the cultural acceptance of smacking, we delve into the consequences in our IF THIS THEN THAT segment.   Next, we reveal the ONE HABIT each guest has developed based on their stance on children being smacked. Get an inside look at how these strong beliefs shape their everyday actions and approaches to handling parental stress and dysregulation.   Prepare for lively views as our guests present their arguments, whether they support or oppose banning smacking in England and Northern Ireland. Expect a mix of raw honesty, straightforward reflections, and a touch of sass – because at Parents Who Think (PWT), we thrive on the clash of ideas, never settling for empty agreement.   As host Danusia concludes the debate, she shares her personal perspective on whether smacking should be banned. After listening to this concluding debate conversation, take a moment to reflect: Has this debate changed your view? Has it made you think about your beliefs around a ban on smacking? Ultimately, ask yourself: Did this episode make you think? At Parents Who Think we present the debates, and you see what you think.   Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the controversial question: “Should parents let their underage children drink alcohol?” Get ready for a debate like no other!   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Roma Norriss + Jo Bull + Nicole Ratcliffe   Discover more from us: • Join us on Substack ~ We’re building a PWT community there. Come on over.  • 70 countries that banned smacking  • Smacking is an act of violence Guardian article  • Why smacking should not be criminalised article • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland? Part 2
18-05-2024
Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland? Part 2
Parents Who Think (PWT) guests Jo, Roma and Nicole “Get Up On Their High Horse” in our “Should Smacking be Banned in England and Northern Ireland?” debate. Didn’t listen to episode one of this debate? Don’t worry.   If you’ve a newcomer to PWT debates you can catch up on details in a quick  10-minute episode, telling you how these PWT debates work and meet host, Danusia Malina-Derben. But if you're in a rush, just dive into this episode where Danusia and three parents discuss whether smacking should be banned in England and Northern Ireland, or not.   In this episode, we begin with guests sharing their most challenging parenting moments that led to smacking or rough handling. Brace yourself for candid and unfiltered stories as these PWT parents recount the times when they resorted to physical discipline.   The heart of this episode is our "Get Up On Your High Horse" segment, where differing opinions clash, and reaching a consensus is not our goal. Here's a glimpse of what you'll hear:   Self-Regulation Advocate - One parent emphasises the importance of parents developing self-regulation skills to create a safe environment for their children. Pro-Education Stance - Another parent argues for mandatory parent education to support those struggling, rather than criminalizing parents who are doing their best under difficult circumstances. She highlights the impact of sleep deprivation in her case against banning smacking.   Ban Smacking Proponent -  The final guest advocates for an outright ban on smacking, dismissing arguments for 'reasonable punishment’.   Key Discussions: - The blurred lines in defining physical punishment. - Whether some parents might be granted accommodations. - The cultural shift required to move away from smacking as a norm.    Next week, we'll explore the real-world implications of these parents' beliefs. At Parents Who Think, we don’t hand out answers; we spark debates and leave it to you to choose your side. Join us for our thought-provoking close-out discussion that challenges traditional views on parenting and physical punishments.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Roma Norriss + Jo Bull + Nicole Ratcliffe   Discover more from us: • Join us on Substack ~ We’re building a PWT community there. Come on over.  • 70 countries that banned smacking  • Smacking is an act of violence Guardian article  • Why smacking should not be criminalised article • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland? Part 1
11-05-2024
Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland? Part 1
For our "Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland?" debate, host Danusia Malina-Derben speaks with Roma Norriss + Jo Bull + Nicole Ratcliffe . Two guests firmly advocate for a ban (but for different reasons), while one urges us to tread carefully before implementing these measures.    Part 1 kicks off by delving into the lives of these three debate parents when they share the heart of their Life Stories in 200 words. Then the conversation unfolds, as Danusia opens up about her personal journey with smacking in the Dishing the Dirt segment, setting the stage for the challenging dialogue to come. Despite her composed demeanor, she candidly shares her unvarnished experiences, rooted in her role as a devoted mother to ten children.   In the Say It In Six segment, guests condense their views into six succinct words, offering a glimpse into their perspectives. Following this, we move onto The P That Fits Me, where they reveal whether they identify as having Predictable, Progressive, or Polarizing opinions—a segment bound to spark disagreement!   With our topic heating up, guests unpack their stances on whether smacking should be banned in England and Northern Ireland, by sharing about their childhoods and they begin to reveal the complexities beneath the surface. Is this topic as clear cut as we maybe thought?!   Join us next week for Part 2 of this debate, where things get even messier as our PWT parents return to argue their case. Get ready for serious truth-telling in the core Get Up On Your High Horse segment. Don't miss out on the tea-spilling action!   By the way, if you're new to Parents Who Think, this 10-minute episode, gives the lowdown on how PWT debates work and introduces you properly to host, Danusia Malina-Derben.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Roma Norriss + Jo Bull + Nicole Ratcliffe   Discover more from us: • Join us on Substack ~ We’ve developed a nice little community there. Come on over. • 70 countries that banned smacking • Smacking is an act of violence Guardian article • Why smacking should not be criminalised article • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Whole Debate 3:  Should Schools Teach about Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation?
30-04-2024
Whole Debate 3: Should Schools Teach about Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation?
This special episode is for those who love a binge listen.  Here’s the “Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation?” debate in one convenient download. Expect a seamless exploration of this thought-provoking debate as three parents share their raw thoughts and opinions without holding back.   We kick things off with guests sharing their quick 200-word LIFE STORIES, followed by the THE P THAT FITS ME segment where they reveal if they see themselves as Progressive, Predictable, or perhaps Polarising. Host Danusia also dishes her take in the DISHING THE DIRT segment, before diving into the core debate in GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE.   In the  IF THIS, THEN THAT section, the consequences of teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools are laid bare, without any sugarcoating. We delve into the ONE HABIT each guest adopts based on their stance, shedding light on how beliefs influence actions.   As the debate wraps up, Danusia tackles the question herself: should schools teach her ten children about these topics? Reflect on whether this debate challenged your perspective or prompted a rethink of your beliefs, because ultimately, did it make you think? At Parents Who Think, we're all about sparking thought, not dictating it.    Join us next time as we tackle the big question: "Should Smacking be Banned in England & Northern Ireland?" Get ready for debate done different.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Virginia Mendez + Jane + Amy McKeown   Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? Part 3
27-04-2024
Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? Part 3
Join us for the final instalment of our robust debate on "Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation?" Our trio of guests dives deep into this contentious issue, fearlessly tackling tough questions and offering candid insights on the importance of addressing these topics in education. From the allocation of classroom time to fostering inclusivity and empathy among students, we confront the repercussions head-on in our "IF THIS THEN THAT" segment.   Tune in to uncover the unique ONE HABIT each guest has cultivated in response to their stance on the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation education in schools. Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access as we delve into how these convictions shape their daily routines. Prepare to be surprised by the unexpected rituals these individuals adopt due to their positions on this matter.   Expect a lively exchange of perspectives as our guests passionately defend their viewpoints, whether advocating for or against the incorporation of gender identity and sexual orientation education into the curriculum. Anticipate a blend of unfiltered honesty, introspective reflections, with an edge of chutzpah – because here at Parents Who Think, we celebrate the clash of ideas without settling for mere consensus.   As our host, Danusia, wraps up the discussion, she shares her own thoughts on whether schools should address these topics with her own children. After immersing yourself in this thought-provoking dialogue, take a moment to ponder: Has this debate challenged your beliefs? Has it prompted a re-evaluation of your perspective? Ultimately, ask yourself: Did this episode provoke introspection?   Here at Parents Who Think, we're not about telling you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think. Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the question: "Should Smacking be Banned in England and Northern Ireland?"   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Virginia Mendez + Jane + Amy McKeown    Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? Part 2
20-04-2024
Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? Part 2
This episode Parents Who Think (PWT) guests Amy, Jane and Virginia continue debating the “Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation?” topic. Didn’t listen to episode one of this debate? Don’t worry.    If you’ve a newcomer to PWT debates you can catch up on details in a quick  10-minute episode, telling you how these PWT debates work and meet host, Danusia Malina-Derben. But if you're in a rush, just dive into this episode where Danusia and three parents discuss whether schools should teach about gender identity and sexual orientation, or not.   In this episode, we kick things off by revisiting guests experiences of being taught about gender identity and sexual orientation at school and at home. Plus, we hear from one of Danusia’s sons about what he learned about this too. Cue the condom on the banana situation - this rite of passage was inadequate in the past and just doesn’t cut it now either. Then, prepare for the main event—the "Get Up On Your High Horse" segment where opinions collide; consensus isn't the ultimate goal here.   You'll hear from one parent who's all about teaching beyond the binary model and sees entrusting teachers to impart gender identity and sexual orientation education as the way forward. Then there's another parent who wants heteronormativity eradicated and for schools to model diversity in their culture and across the curriculum. And finally, there's the third parent who argues schools do not have time for teaching gender identity, that this teaching is untested, not necessarily appropriate, and that other life skills are more important to focus on in school time. But wait, there's more: the safety of playgrounds is at stake, and everyone's got skin in the game.   Next week, we delve further into the real-world implications of these parents beliefs. Remember, Parents Who Think won't hand you the answers; we're dishing out the debates, and it's up to you to pick your side.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Virginia Mendez + Jane + Amy McKeown      Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? Part 1
13-04-2024
Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? Part 1
We kick off the "Should Schools Teach About Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation?" debate today.   If you're new to Parents Who Think, this 10-minute episode, gives the lowdown on how PWT debates work and introduces you to host, Danusia Malina-Derben. Don't let her demeanor fool you; she's genuinely a mother to ten!   In episode one, we meet our next three debate parents as they share about their lives in a quick-fire segment called Guest Life Stories. Then, Danusia Dishes the Dirt on her background with gender identity and sexual orientation, setting the stage for things to come.   Next, we have the Say It In Six segment, where parents sum up their opinions in just six words. Once we've got the nub of their views, we move onto The P That Fits Me segment. Guests reveal whether they believe they hold Predictable, Progressive, or Polarizing opinions. You’ll probably disagree with them on this.    As this is a scorcher of a topic guests tell us how they are defining gender identity, sexual orientation and non-binary. It’s not as plain sailing as we might think. And that's a wrap for this episode.    Tune in next week for episode two of this debate, where we get ever so messy with the same three PWT parents. Settle in for some serious tea-spilling in a segment called Get Up On Your High Horse, where the core debate thrashes out whether schools should teach about gender identity and sexual orientation, or not.   Ps. Here’s the UK Govt Research Briefing Danusia promised to give you in this episode.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Virginia Mendez + Jane + Amy McKeown   Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Debate 2: The Sharing Episode
30-03-2024
Debate 2: The Sharing Episode
This special PWT Sharing Episode is for people who like a binge listen.  Here’s the “Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids?” debate in one convenient download. Prepare yourself for an uninterrupted exploration of this thought-provoking debate - three parents share their candid thoughts and opinions from start to finish, leaving no stone unturned. Unlike other debate shows, PWT guests don’t name-call or shame each other despite their differing opinions. There are plenty of surprises but no personal attacks.      We start out with guests sharing their quick fire 200 word LIFE STORY, followed by THE P THAT FITS ME segment. You’ll hear which guest thinks their opinion is Progressive, or Predictable or perhaps Polarising.     Danusia, host of PWT says where she stands on this debate in the DISHING THE DIRT segment.  And on we go as each guest says it like they see it in the GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE core part of the debate.     In the "IF THIS, THEN THAT" section, the consequences of mollycoddling are debated without sugarcoating. We uncover the "ONE HABIT" adopted by guests based on their stance on favourite children. As we explore the relationship between beliefs and actions, we reveal how guests' beliefs shape their choices, offering a unique perspective on the topic. With the debate drawing to a close, host Danusia answers the question: does she mollycoddle her ten children?     As you consider what you’ve heard, ask yourself: Did this debate challenge your perspective? Did it prompt you to reconsider your beliefs? Because ultimately, the most important question remains: Did this episode make you think? Here at Parents Who Think, we're not about telling you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think. This is debate done different.     Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the burning question: ""Should Schools Teach about Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation?"     PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Nicola Middleton + Rosie Sherry + Tanya Hackney     Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids? Part 3
23-03-2024
Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids? Part 3
Join us for the last episode of this meaty debate on “Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids”?! Our three guests certainly don’t shy away from tough questions as they share their candid insights on mollycoddling. From dissecting  its impact on society to the rise of entitled kids, we confront the consequences head-on in our "IF THIS THEN THAT" segment.    Tune in to discover the ONE HABIT each of our guests has developed in response to their stance on coddling children. Peek behind the scenes as we explore how these deeply held beliefs inform their day-to-day actions.   Prepare for spirited views as our guests explore their positions, whether advocating for or against mollycoddling kids. Expect a blend of raw honesty, blunt introspections, and a dose of sass – because In Parents Who Think, we embrace the clash of ideas, never settling for mere agreement.   As host Danusia wraps up the debate, she shares her own insights on whether she mollycoddles her brood of ten kids. After immersing yourself in this thought-provoking conversation, take a moment to reflect: Has this debate challenged your perspective? Has it prompted a reassessment of your beliefs? Ultimately, ask yourself: Did this episode make you think?   Here at Parents Who Think, we're not about telling you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think. Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the question: "Should Schools Teach about Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation?"   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Nicola Middleton + Rosie Sherry + Tanya Hackney   Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids? Part 2
16-03-2024
Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids? Part 2
Last episode on Parents Who Think, we threw down the start of the debate on whether we're making our kids too soft. If you missed it, don't sweat it. If you’ve never listened into a PWT debate you can catch up on details in a quick  10-minute episode, telling you how these PWT debates roll and meet host, Danusia Malina-Derben. But if you're in a rush, just dive into this episode where Danusia and three parents get real about whether we're coddling our kids too much.   In this episode, we kick things off by defining what "mollycoddling" even means and what kind of grown-ups, guests want their kids to turn into. Then, they jump straight into the juicy part—the "Get Up On Your High Horse" segment. This is where things warm up a treat as guests air their opinions and share some eyebrow-raising practices. And hey, there's no pressure to agree here.   You'll hear from one parent who's all about teaching self-control and sees discipline as the holy grail of parenting. Then there's the other parent who's basically a one-person concierge for their kids, although they didn't always spoil their older ones like this. And finally, there's the third parent who's setting their own standards for what mollycoddling means, all in the name of protecting their kids' mental health.   And that's a wrap for now. Tune in next week for more from these same folks, where we’'ll dish out the real-life consequences of their beliefs. Remember, Parents Who Think aren't here to tell you what to believe; we’re serving up debates, and it's up to you to decide where you stand.   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Nicola Middleton + Rosie Sherry + Tanya Hackney   Discover more from us: Join us on Substack Follow us on Instagram  Connect with Danusia Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers Assisted by Marie Kruz Cover art by Anthony Oram
Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids? Part 1
09-03-2024
Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids? Part 1
Welcome to another Parents Who Think debate, where we dive deep into the hot topics of parenting. This episode, we're kicking off the "Are we Creating Mollycoddled Kids?" debate, and it's set to be quite the ride!   If you're new to Parents Who Think, don't sweat it. In this 10-minute episode, we'll give you the lowdown on how PWT debates work and introduce you to host, Danusia Malina-Derben. Don't let her laid-back demeanor fool you; she's genuinely a mother to ten!   In episode one, we get into the subject of Mollycoddled Kids. You'll get to know the three debate parents as they spill the beans on their lives in a quick-fire segment called Guest Life Stories. Then, Danusia Dishes the Dirt on her background with mollycoddling, setting the stage for what's to come.   Next up, we have the Say It In Six segment, where parents sum up their opinions in just six words. It's harder than it sounds! Once we've got the nub of their views on mollycoddling, we move onto The P That Fits Me segment. Guests declare themselves as having Predictable, Progressive, or Polarizing opinions - it's like planting a flag in the ground to mark their territory.   Do they ever get real when they tell us about their childhoods and how these shape their feelings about mollycoddling their own kids, or not?! And that's a wrap for this episode.  But don't worry, we've got plenty more content coming your way. Tune in next week for episode two of this debate, where we'll dive deeper into the topic with the same three PWT parents. Get ready for some serious tea-spilling in a segment called Get Up On Your High Horse, where the core debate goes down on whether we are creating mollycoddled kids. You won't want to miss it!   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Nicola Middleton + Rosie Sherry + Tanya Hackney   Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Debate 1: The Sharing Episode
24-02-2024
Debate 1: The Sharing Episode
This special PWT Sharing Episode is for listeners who want to dive into all three episodes of Debate 1 in one convenient download. Prepare yourself for uninterrupted exploration of this thought-provoking debate on “Is Having a Favorite Child Okay?”  Three parents share their candid opinions from start to finish, leaving no stone unturned. Unlike other debate shows, PWT guests don’t name-call or shame each other despite their differing opinions. There are still plenty of surprises but no personal attacks.      -We start out as guests share their quick-fire 200 word LIFE STORY, followed by THE P THAT FITS ME segment. You’ll hear which guest thinks their opinion is Progressive, or Predictable or perhaps Polarising.      -Danusia, host of PWT confesses where she stands on this debate in the DISHING THE DIRT segment.  And on we go as each guest says-it-like-they-see-it in the GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE core part of the debate. Meanwhile, you’ll hear clips from four of Danusia's ten children as they discuss their perspectives on being her favourite child, or not.     -In the "If THIS, Then THAT" section, the consequences of favouritism are debated without sugarcoating. We uncover the “ONE HABIT" adopted by guests based on their stance on favourite children. We explore the relationship between beliefs and actions, and reveal how guests' beliefs shape their choices and habits.     -With the debate drawing to a close in the LAST WORDS segment , host Danusia answers the question: does she have a favourite among her ten children? As you consider what you’ve heard, ask yourself: Did this debate challenge your perspective? Did it prompt you to reconsider your beliefs? Because ultimately, the most important question remains: Did this episode make you think   Because here at Parents Who Think, we're not about telling you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think.   Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the burning question: "Are we creating mollycoddled kids?"   PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Darya Haitoglou + Jamie Newton + Peggy Starnes       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 3
17-02-2024
Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 3
Dive into the last episode of this juicy debate on “Is Having a Favourite Child Okay”?! Our three guests certainly don’t sugarcoat things as they share their real-life opinions about the potential fallouts of favouritism. From bruised self-esteem to strained relationships, the consequences are laid bare in our "IF THIS THEN THAT" segment.  But hold on, it's truly not all doom and gloom! Love still reigns supreme amidst it all.     Discover the "ONE HABIT" that these parents developed based on their stance on favourite children. Peek behind the curtain as we explore how their beliefs shape their actions. This episode is fueled by diverging opinions and contrasting behaviours where guests passionately defend their insights, either for or against having favourites. We're all about the contrast of ideas here — because agreement is never the aim!     And in an unexpected bonus, we hear again from Harriet, one of Danusia’s ten children, as she shares one additional perspective on being (in her view) the favoured child. Brace yourself for a blend of raw honesty and a dash of sass!     Host Danusia closes this debate with heartfelt emotion when she answers whether she has a favourite child in her brood of ten kids.     So, after diving into this thought-provoking discussion, ask yourself: Did this debate challenge your perspective? Did it prompt you to reconsider your beliefs? Because ultimately, the most important question remains: Did this episode make you think?     Because here at Parents Who Think, we're not about telling you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think.     Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the burning question: "Are we creating mollycoddled kids?"      PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Darya Haitoglou + Jamie Newton + Peggy Starnes       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 2
10-02-2024
Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 2
The Parents Who Think debut debate “Is having a Favourite Child Okay?” landed last episode. Prime yourself with the mini episode called “HOW PARENTS WHO THINK DEBATES WORK’ and episode 1 before tuning in unless you like wondering, "What's even going on, and what am I in for?" Meet PWT host, Danusia Malina-Derben and the three parents as they begin to spill tea on this emotive debate topic.     In episode 2 guests share whether they were favourite children or not, then jump straight into the GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE segment where the core back-and-forth debate goes down. Split opinions are at the heart of this episode. This is where guests passionately throw down their views and go head-to-head on why they believe what they believe. Remember, agreement is never the goal.      Four of Danusia, the host’s ten children, also share why they think they're either the favourite (or not) in her family. It’s a mix of honesty, heart and a sprinkle of sass. And that's a wrap till next week where the same guests tell you more, especially about the real life consequences of their opinions.      Parents Who Think are not here to tell you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think.      PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Darya Haitoglou + Jamie Newton + Peggy Starnes       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram