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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 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 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
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Let’s talk about news, fake news and keeping our young people properly informed and safer on the internet

4/18/2024
This week, The Parents’ Show is focussing on the issue of news and how we can help our young people navigate through fake news to discover real journalism in action. First, Lydia speaks to Dr Aralynn McMane, founding Executive Director at Global Youth & News Media, about how our children can be guided to source ... Read more

Duration:00:49:57

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St Albans Parkrun, Spanish visitors and Winston’s Wish

3/21/2024
This week on The Parents’ Show on Mix 92.6, Andreea meets Richard Sved, who is one of the team behind the St Albans Parkrun and finds out who it’s for, how young can you be to take part and how you can volunteer to help. Then, Lydia caught up with some Spanish students who are over in ... Read more

Duration:00:54:09

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Safer Internet and Happy Days activities for kids

2/25/2024
This Sunday at 8pm, Lydia caught up with Olivier Cauberghs from Textgain about the recent Safer Internet Day. Based in Belgium, Textgain use AI to find and flag problems with all sorts of internet issues such as fake news, hate speech and general harmful content. Olivier guides Lydia through some of the things parents can do to ... Read more

Duration:00:45:35

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Health matters with Dr Alison Cowan and the latest from Herts Young Homeless

2/18/2024
This week’s Parents’ Show gives a round up of medical matters in Herts with Lydia and Dr Alison Cowan. Alison covers a range of subjects including eating disorders, mental health and advice on what to do in the current Measles scenario. In part two, Neil talks to Nicola MacKinnon from Herts Young Homeless about how ... Read more

Duration:00:53:31

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Celebrating School Ofsted success and our Community Pantry

2/15/2024
This week, we were delighted to speak to Declan Linnane, Head Teacher at Nicholas Breakspear School about how innovation is embraced, the importance of nurturing schools and their recent Ofsted inspection which rightly awarded an Outstanding status. Congratulations!! We also had the pleasure of speaking to Ben Shapiro from St Albans Community Pantry about the ... Read more

Duration:00:50:57

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Talking about health, pregnancy and learning old skills for future benefits

2/8/2024
First tonight, Tim Pelerin is a Project Manager with Rocket Graphics in Watford – but Tim’s real focus is his 2-year-old daughter River, who has Cystic Fibrosis. Rocket Graphics and others at the Croxley Business Park supported Tim and the CF Trust with a special event held at the Park today, Thursday 8th February. Mix ... Read more

Duration:00:37:54

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Sleep. How important is it and how much should have children have?

2/1/2024
On the Parents’ Show this week, Lydia is joined by Alexandra Collingbourne, who runs Sleep by Alexandra and is a Baby sleep consultant for infants, toddlers and young children. Alexandra talks about why we need sleep, how to gauge our children’s sleep patterns and how to encourage a bedtime and sleep routine. She talks about ... Read more

Duration:00:34:05

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What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy? Find out this week and also get some handy cooking tips for your kids and yourself

1/18/2024
This week, we’re joined in the studio by Sian Wilson, a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in St Albans at Milestones OT, who tells Lydia and Neil what she does and how it helps children, specialising in helping children and young people aged 4-18 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder with sensory integration, cognitive therapy, handwriting and life ... Read more

Duration:00:50:50

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Really useful revision and exam techniques with Lyndsey Hayes from Justin Craig Education

1/11/2024
In an expanded interview that takes up the whole show this week, Lydia speaks to Lyndsey Hayes, a Pyschology Tutor from Justin Craig Education about preparing for those all-important exams and how it’s a marathon not a sprint when it comes to preparing and revision. Lyndsey shares some valuable tips and advice on revision, when to start, ... Read more

Duration:00:47:11

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Talking books and DofE student experiences

11/30/2023
This weeks Parents’ Show features Antonia from Books on the Hill in St Albans talking to Lydia about what’s happening at the shop, what books are popular at the moment, how they are preparing for Christmas and finally Antonia reveals her favourite Christmas book. Then following on from last week’s chat with Beaumont School’s Ella Dixon on ... Read more

Duration:00:45:44

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Hedgehogs and an update on the new play area at Bernards Heath.

11/23/2023
This week on the Parents’ Show, Lydia is joined by Martin Maylin from the Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary. Martin tells Lydia how the sanctuary came about, his plans to make it more of a wildlife area and how to help our spiny friends this autumn with shelter, food and water. Martin goes on to explain how ... Read more

Duration:00:44:21

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Talking ADHD and Novel Writing Month

11/9/2023
This episode features an in-depth interview with Serena Baker, who works in children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in the NHS. Lydia and Serena discuss ADHD diagnosis, at what age, and where to start looking for help. She relates the experiences she had with her own son and how they have adapted their parenting ... Read more

Duration:00:51:08

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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome……to The Parents’ Show

10/26/2023
It’s all about languages this week on the Parents’ show as we discuss the importance and benefits of learning different languages for both children and adults and raising children in households that speak 2 or more languages. Firstly, Lydia hears from Rachel Bailey about of the Bailey Language Academy about how she teaches French, English ... Read more

Duration:00:47:05

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Dyslexia – living with it, plus help for girls and women with ADHD and football with Harpenden Colts

10/12/2023
Following on from last week’s talk with Jane Opie from Dyslexia Herts for Dyslexia Awareness Week, Lydia meets Eban, a local 14-year old schoolboy who has dyslexia, ADHD and Autism, who, along with his mother Helen, talks about how Eban copes both at school and at home. Then still on the subject of Neurodiveristy, Pippa ... Read more

Duration:00:49:12

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Youth football, Hoovesfest and choosing a school when parents are separated

7/6/2023
This week, Andreea meets Jon Salinger from London Colney Youth Football Club, who talks about not only the benefits of exercise for our young people, but the team-building skills and new friendships they will acquire through football. Parents may also benefit from meeting new people. @londoncolneyyouthfc Next, Lydia joins Karen Hannan to hear about the ... Read more

Duration:00:41:30

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Help for parents of children with Down Syndrome, Let’s play at Bernards Heath and what is Parental Alienation?

6/22/2023
In this week’s show, Neil meets Michelle Bolton, one of the founders of DS Achieve, a charity formed to help empower families and professionals to enable children and young people with Down Syndrome to fulfil their potential. Michelle’s son Tom was born with DS, and she speaks openly about how Tom’s diagnosis has changed them ... Read more

Duration:00:48:09

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Food for thought, The Pioneer Club and play equipment for Bernards Heath

6/8/2023
This weeks Parents’ Show features an interview between Andreea and Regina Toop of St Albans Nutrition about helping our children prepare for exam-time with food choices. Neil meets Andy Kilvington and Kelly Watson from The Pioneer Club in St Albans, who tell Neil about its history, the rise of its skateboarding park and the latest events and ... Read more

Duration:00:50:14

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Young People and Anxiety

5/24/2023
Carole Salter from Talking Minds Counselling explains the various aspects surrounding young people and anxiety in this edition of our Mental Wellbeing series.

Duration:00:19:46

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Talking to our local Youth Talk service about young people’s mental health

4/14/2023
In this episode, we speak to Rachel Simkin from Youth Talk which has been providing a much-needed service for our local young people aged 13-25 years in St Albans and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. It is a place for young people to get one-on-one counselling support for a wide range of areas of concern including, for ... Read more

Duration:00:38:39

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Street play, music and dance

4/6/2023
Enjoying play and movement are important for children and adults, so this week Lydia speaks to Nicola Wyeth from Playing Out St Albans, a branch of Sustainable St Albans, who help local people organise traffic-free street play for you and your neighbours. She’ll be telling us how you can apply for street closures (did you ... Read more

Duration:00:39:52