Host Madeleine West and Psychologist Angela Murray tackle the issues of parenting a meanager.

You might remember her as the blonde chick from Neighbours who married Toadie then died…or the fool who managed to get hit by a bus in the head (who wouldn’t want to be the kind of girl who stops traffic, just preferably not with ones face!) but Madeleine West is also an actor, activist, ambassador, advocate, author and clearly a fan of alliteration. She writes for numerous publications, has a couple of podcasts, has six books under her belt and six children to match. Yes 6….

When it comes to the pitter, splatter and clatter of tiny feet, if Madeleine hasnt wiped up after it, wrapped it up, cuddled it, carried it, yelled about it, wept about it, fretted about it or sent it to its room, it probably isn’t worth talking about..


But that was kiddies.


Teens are another matter.

They are MEAN! And Madeleine is the first to admit it’s hard to understand teens when they don’t just speak another language, it’s like they are on another planet!!! She, like every parent out there wants to know: how do we help our babies make the transition to young adult? How do we survive the teen years with our sanity, our families, and our sense of humour intact?


Why are teens SO MEAN??




Meanagers is a weekly podcast, hosted by Madeleine West with child psychologist Angela Murray, in which they discuss one issue per weekly episode around parenting teenagers.


The issues come from listeners delivered through a voice message app.


30-45 minutes per episode

Ongoing series.

One outburst at a time.





Psychologist Angela Murray has extensive experience and areas of expertise including work with youths and families.

Having worked as a school counsellor, Angela has experience working with anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, ADHD, family separation and cognitive assessments. Angela's youth and family work also includes working with mood and interpersonal relationships and family struggles.

"I enjoy working with adolescents to help them have a better understanding of who they are, what their needs are and how to meet them in a healthy and sustainable way, especially in relation to anxiety, depression, addiction and eating disorders, and helping them to learn to communicate with themselves and others in a healthy and self-responsible way."