Parents Who Think

Parents Who Think

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.

Episodes

February 24, 2024 129 mins

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?...

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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...

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February 10, 2024 41 mins

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.

 

 

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February 3, 2024 34 mins

The Parents Who Think debut debate has arrived. Join us for “Is having a Favourite Child Okay?” We break down what PWT debates are all about in this episode, so you're not left wondering, "What's even going on, and what am I in for?" Meet PWT host, Danusia Malina-Derben. Instead of hitting you with a boring bio, she spills some real-deal stats about herself. Yep, these numbers are no joke, total...

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February 3, 2024 10 mins

Welcome to this episode which is an introduction to the workings of the PWT debate show.  You’ll learn about PWT debate segments and a little about Danusia Malina-Derben, the host. 

 

 

It’s not mandatory to know about either but debates will make much more sense if you know what you can expect out of the show. PWT is debate done different, where real opini...

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Parents Who Think debate show is here! Well. almost.  This is the third Trailer for the show.  

 

On PWT you’ll hear debates on hot button parenting topics. Three parents per debate chew over their opinions and spit out their reasons for them. 

 

In this trailer meet Danusia Malina-Derben, your host. You’ll learn when you can expect the first d...

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Parents Who Think debate show is here! Well. almost.  This is the second Trailer for the show.  

 

On PWT you’ll hear debates on hot button parenting topics. Three parents per debate chew over their opinions and spit out their reasons for them. 

 

In this trailer meet Danusia Malina-Derben, your host. You’ll learn when you can expect the first ...

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Parents Who Think debate show is here! Well. almost.  This is the first Trailer for the show.  

 

On PWT you’ll hear debates on hot button parenting topics. Three parents per debate chew over their opinions and spit out their reasons for them. 

 

In this trailer meet Danusia Malina-Derben, your host. You’ll learn when you can expect the first d...

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Parents Who Think (PWT) is coming soon! Consider this the pre-trailer to the trailer to the show. It’s designed to get you pre-excited(!) for the show.

 

Discover more from us:

• Join us on  Substack

• Follow us on Instagram

• Connect with Danusia

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January 13, 2024 4 mins

It's announcement time! Changes are coming to School for Mothers. This is the bridge from old style SFM to let you know what’s coming soon. In a couple of weeks, we'll begin dropping trailers for the new expanded show. 

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October 11, 2023 35 mins
Danusia reflects on the only episode she didn’t publish and the reasons why. Join her in celebrating, and closing out the last episode of the pod – and hear about what’s in store in the next chapter. In this episode you’ll hear:

> What happened when Danusia made a tiny list of guests she didn’t want on the pod - and how Katie Hopkins (no.1 slot)  became her guest;

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May 3, 2023 30 mins

I’m joined today by Jenna Kutcher author, host of Goal Digger marketing podcast, mum of 2 and insta influencer with something like a million+ followers. This episode called TRUTH delves deeps into Jenna’s book called, “How are you REALLY?” and I ask her quite a few pressing questions. These include when we talk privilege as she recounts in her book how everything she’s ever wanted she’s asked for, which I wante...

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September 28, 2022 32 mins

SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on the “What’s the worst that could happen?” podcast. Hosted by multi-award winning business lawyer Suzanne Dibble, Danusia chats to her about the worst-case legal scenarios that have, and unfortunately did, rear their ugly head, and importantly how she dealt with them – this is all covered i...

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September 21, 2022 69 mins

SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on the “Father Daughter Dance” podcast hosted by Tim Taylor. Together we discuss the path forward to take on the challenges of being the best Dad possible. We talk about how a reframing of fathers roles and responsibilities is something that’s widely desired by many men but only slowly being enacted. Of course we tal...

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July 17, 2022 63 mins

SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on a brilliant podcast about sober life, One for the Road, hosted by Grey area drinking coach, Dave Wilson. You can find him on insta @soberdave and while you’re there follow us on @school.for.mothers.podcast.

I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers ...

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Interview Time with a Difference as I’m the one answering all the questions. Suzy Walker from Metro.co.uk asked me how men can reject toxic masculinity and become happier dads. So I told her! It was a big Father’s Day celebration with a splash of tough love taken from my book SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood. See what you think 

I love School for Mothers, it’s an i...

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Celebration time in today’s episode. I’ve written a book due out at the end of the month all about fathers, and fatherhood identity. This is so exciting to share especially as it involved research with 1500+ men, and is my second book in a year! SPUNK, which is also the title of my new book, is me sharing why I chose this title (sidenote for all the “mansplainers”, I really do understand what the word m...

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FIERCELY serving others - that’s what my guest this week is all about. In this episode I’m joined by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and *so* much more. I explore with Vanessa:

  • Why serving others is where it’s at
  • Keeping up our resilien...
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My guest for this special episode is freelance journalist and speaker, Georgina Fuller. She’s been a journalist for over 15 years and has written for everyone from Take a Break to Tatler.  In this episode I discuss with Georgina what not having a mother means when you’re a mother yourself, the things most missed and dealing with grief. 

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What does the BOND between a mother and daughter mean when they’re *both* adults? I’m joined by Harriet Malina-Derben, my right-hand-woman and eldest daughter, for a candid conversation exploring the importance of that bond. Harriet shares why she’s keen to keep the matriarchal line strong and how she sees her role of adult daughter. We talk Shrill (no spoilers, promise), angsty teen years and hormones.

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