Yes, There’s Such A Thing As Being Overprotective

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Yes, There’s Such A Thing As Being Overprotective

As parents we need to protect our kids, but when do our actions enter overprotective territory? This week, Ginni and Jo hear from a 16-year-old who is getting FOMO because her mum's favourite answer is "no".

Plus, we hear from a very sweet dad who wants to reconnect with his son, who is going through an “anywhere but home” phase.


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Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

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Producer: Tahli Blackman

Audio Production: Tegan Sadler

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