How to teach your kids the best life lessons while in the car.

A 15-minute car ride with your kids is a chance for some covert parenting.

While you’re driving from A to B and doing the daily school run, your kids are a captive audience for those tricky but important life conversations you need to have.

That’s where  Mamamia’s kids’ podcast The Beanies comes in! Episode eight covers topics like fitting in, what to do if you see someone being bullied and show to stand up for others.

Hosts Michael, Laura and Mim talk about what makes us special and how to being proud of yourself no matter what.

Meanwhile, Professor Know-It-All explains why it’s okay to be yourself and why people are sometimes mean. There’s also lessons for kids in how to give themselves a compliment.

All of these life lessons are wrapped up in a story about an opera singing cow called Millie and features the original song “Opera Moo.” This podcast is a win win for everyone.

Subscribe in iTunes for all ten shows, or listen to episode eight here:

The Beanies are available for live performances across NSW. Go to for details and follow The Beanies on social media @TheBeaniesAus

*Music and lyrics written by The Beanies in collaboration with James Court.