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The Parents' Show was launched in October 2010 by local parents from St Albans with the aim of providing parents or anyone who cares for kids with up-to-date information and resources on the issues that matter to them. The show is broadcast live every Thursday evening from 7-8pm. Each week, we select a theme, as suggested by one of our listeners, and each week we get a top expert in the studio responding to listener questions and concerns. We also discuss local resources available to parents. We have regular contributors giving us what's on guides for children and families, restaurant reviews for child-friendly establishments and advice on green parenting. To date, the show a whole host of topics - for example - eating disorders in children, autism, imaginative play for young children, adoption, puberty, school selection, weaning and family finances.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Parents' Show was launched in October 2010 by local parents from St Albans with the aim of providing parents or anyone who cares for kids with up-to-date information and resources on the issues that matter to them. The show is broadcast live every Thursday evening from 7-8pm. Each week, we select a theme, as suggested by one of our listeners, and each week we get a top expert in the studio responding to listener questions and concerns. We also discuss local resources available to parents. We have regular contributors giving us what's on guides for children and families, restaurant reviews for child-friendly establishments and advice on green parenting. To date, the show a whole host of topics - for example - eating disorders in children, autism, imaginative play for young children, adoption, puberty, school selection, weaning and family finances.

Language:

English

Contact:

01727839926


Episodes

Taking care of yourself, new hobbies and some legal updates

1/26/2023
Continuing our theme of ‘New Year, New You’, we are looking at ways in which we as parents can be good role models for our children by taking care of ourselves and finding some ‘me-time’ with hobbies and activities. First, Lydia we speak to Barrie from Greatin8, a St Albans-based fitness trainer who tells us ... Read more

Duration:00:50:07

World Braille Day, getting kids active and Parental Responsibility

1/5/2023
On the first Parents Show of 2023, we mark World Braille Day on Jan 4th with an interview with Lydia and Charlotte Mellor and Luke Wakefield from VICTA, a national charity whose aim is to provide support to visually impaired children and young adults and their parents. After that, Neil speaks to Chris Gregory from LEAP about a ... Read more

Duration:00:52:13

Rayden Solicitors’ Bhini Phagura talks about taking a career break

1/4/2023
In this podcast, Bhini Phagura from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors talks about taking a career break to become a new mum, and her subsequent return to work.

Duration:00:19:26

The Big St Albans Sleepout

10/6/2022
This week, we focus on the great work of all the homeless charities and the big St Albans Sleepout which is taking place in November. Lydia was joined by Rebecca, the Events Officer for Herts Young Homeless, Matthew Baxter, a trustee with Herts Young Homeless, Melanie O’Neil from Centre 33 and Lucy Gaygusuz from Open Door. They tell Lydia about ... Read more

Duration:00:12:05

Learning to Learn – Episode 2

10/1/2022
Do you know how to learn? Have your children learned how to learn? With so much pressure on children to perform academically, it is important to reflect on whether they are actually using their time in the most efficient way. Do they need to learn by heart anymore? Has tech changed how children learn? Are ... Read more

Duration:00:51:58

Learning to Learn – Episode 1

10/1/2022
Do you know how to learn? Have your children learned how to learn? With so much pressure on children to perform academically, it is important to reflect on whether they are actually using their time in the most efficient way. Do they need to learn by heart anymore? Has tech changed how children learn? Are ... Read more

Duration:00:51:24

Cystic Fibrosis awareness and transition to secondary school

6/9/2022
With it being Cystic Fibrosis week from 13-19 June, it's very timely that this week we speak to Laura Barrett, the mother of Bailey who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

Duration:00:52:00

THIS WEEK ON THE PARENTS’ SHOW – AN UPDATE FROM HERTS YOUNG HOMELESS AND THE ROLLER-COASTER OF EXPECTING TWINS

4/21/2022
In this episode, we speak to Nicola Mc Kinnon, Community Fundraiser at Herts Young Homeless, a wonderful local charity that puts huge time and energy into preventing homelessness among young people in our county. She speaks about upcoming opportunities to support their work through various Fundraising initiatives in the coming weeks. We also speak to ... Read more

Duration:00:44:55

Rounding up our focus on ADHD

3/13/2022
It’s part 4 of the #ADHD special on the Thursday’s Parents’ Show. Lydia speaks to James Wenger about being diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood, and how that is helping him relate his experiences growing up to his own son who also has ADHD, after recapping everything the show has covered about over the last few ... Read more

Duration:00:36:44

ADHD continued – coping when your child can’t

2/17/2022
On this week’s parents show, we bring you part 3 of our February focus on #ADHD. We speak to Rachel Grant Waters from Abingdon House School and College. Rachel is an SEN teaching assistant and also has #ADHD so we’re really looking forward to learning from her professional and personal insights. We are also very ... Read more

Duration:00:54:04

Week 2 of our ADHD special on The Parents’ Show

2/10/2022
As we continue with our February Focus on ADHD, we are really pleased to have the opportunity to interview Mel Peeke, ADHD and Autism Lead at ADD-vance – ADHD & Autism Trust. Mel will be answering questions on topics from the isolation young people and parents experience to medication and gender dysphoria, to the vital ... Read more

Duration:00:52:30

A MONTH DEVOTED TO ADHD ON THE PARENTS’ SHOW

2/6/2022
We have invited experts from around the UK to support us, provide best practice and help us promote greater understanding.

Duration:00:50:29

THIS WEEK ON THE PARENTS’ SHOW: UPDATES FROM RARING2GO AND THE OLLIE FOUNDATION

1/27/2022
This week on the Parents’ Show we catch up with Claire Healey from Raring2go St Albans and Harpenden about some exciting upcoming developments. Keep an eye on those book bags for more! On a more serious note, we speak to Debi Roberts, CEO of The OLLIE Foundation about how some media have got it wrong covering recent suicides in ... Read more

Duration:00:42:18

It’s World Book Day on March 3rd

1/6/2022
Is reading more books on your list of New Year’s Resolutions? Well, our show this week is for you. Listen to our informative line up of guests speaking about how important it is to read to and with your child even in secondary school!

Duration:00:52:54

Talking pregnancy and environmentally friendly gifts on The Parents’ Show

12/14/2021
This week’s show is buzzing with wonderful local guests. We will be speaking to Ms. Jacquiline Bamfo and Ms Neela Mukhopadhaya from the Luton and Dunstable Hospital who will be giving us incredibly valuable advice and tips to pregnant women. In the second half, we will speak to Mark Jackson Hancock and Sarah Coles from St Francis Hospice who will be giving us some excellent and worthwhile Christmas gifts, as will Danielle Jefferson from Jefferson Crafts, who are taking unused material and...

Duration:00:52:15

VACCINES, CAREERS IN LAW AND ENGAGING CHILDREN IN POLITICS

10/7/2021
This week’s Parents’ Show continues the theme of last week’s show on Covid vaccination for 12-15 year-olds, as we speak to local GP Dr Alison Cowan about the myths currently circulating. We also speak to Jessica Smith from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors about how to progress a career in the Legal profession and recent changes ... Read more

Duration:00:38:13

We ask our young people about the Covid vaccination

9/27/2021
This week, we’re talking about the covid vaccination.Vaccinations have opened up to 12–15-year-olds in the UK. How do our young people feel about that?Are they being sucked into anti-vaccination disinformation? We speak to Finn, Tara and Sarah from Verulam School, Beaumont School – St Albans and St George’s School respectively. They talk us through their ... Read more

Duration:00:50:55

TryTime Rugby and the Baby College on The Parents’ Show

7/22/2021
It’s the last Parents’ Show this Thursday before we all spend the summer holidays with our children. In this episode we speak to Chris Gomez From TryTime Rugby St Albans about rugby for kids and Heather Birt from Baby College Mid-Herts about some of the key baby development insights they cover with parents at the Baby College, ... Read more

Duration:00:51:05

Theatre for kids and collaborative law – what’s that?

7/22/2021
We spoke to David Bevan from Best Theatre Arts about how the past 18 months have been and their exciting plans for the summer #BestFest and #Olympiaganza. Then in the second part we spoke to Lehna Gardiner from Rayden Solicitors here in #StAlbans about Collaborative Law – a positive and constructive approach to divorce. Sponsored ... Read more

Duration:00:50:58

Celebrating 100 Years of STAGS

7/16/2021
The pupils from the St Albans Girls School (STAGS) Radio and Podcast Club have written and produced a podcast celebrating the school’s centenary. Listen to exclusive interviews with the wonderful Mr Blades and ex-student and now teacher Ms Bowman.

Duration:00:27:57