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The Parents' Show on Radio Verulam - by parents, for parents, about parenting

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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 8-9pm. 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.

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 8-9pm. 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 8-9pm. 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.

Twitter:

@ParentShow

Language:

English

Contact:

+447818015561


Episodes

Laptops for learning, updates from OLLIE and more legal help on The Parents’ Show this week

1/22/2021
This week we are joined by Hannah Viet from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors who talks to Lydia about the interconnected topics of education and divorce - who is responsible for schooling options when parents split up? Debbie Roberts gives Lydia and Seema an update on the amazing work being done by the OLLIE Foundation, and [...]

Duration:00:48:54

The A to Z of Choosing a Nursery With June O’Sullivan

1/9/2021
This week on The Parents' Show we were joined by June O'Sullivan MBE. June is the CEO of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) the largest childcare charitable social enterprise in the UK which operates 39 nurseries in and around London. June also advises the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's foundation on their early years project, [...]

Duration:00:48:23

Guess who is on the Parents’ Show?

12/24/2020
Yes, that's right, it's Father Christmas! Right here on 92.6FM Radio Verulam. We have 4 local children quizzing and testing FC; Erica, Ollie, Conor and Mia are ready to chat to St Alban's favourite gift giver. Spoiler alert: you might just learn something new about Christmas! In the second part , we are speaking to [...]

Duration:00:49:10

Talking legal, help for parents and Christmas in St Albans

12/8/2020
We've a packed show this week on Radio Verulam. We spoke to Claire Wood from Rayden Solicitors Family Law Firm in St Albans about two sensitive and important topics - divorce and co-parenting. Expect honesty and really helpful tips. Home-Start Hertfordshire has just launched its Big Give this week. We heard how that's going and [...]

Duration:00:45:26

LOCKDOWN DADS REBOOT 2.0 – AT THE MOVIES

11/26/2020
This week on the Parents Show, the Lockdown Dads bring you a lighthearted and irreverent investigation into the role of Cinema and Movies as part of parenting and family life. The panel of less than ordinary dads bring their opinions and observations, unencumbered by facts, evidence or qualifications to discuss everything from the cinema experience as [...]

Duration:00:48:48

THE PARENTS’ SHOW MEETS ABBOT’S HILL SCHOOL

11/5/2020
As the newly appointed Head of a prestigious independent school, Kathryn Gorman found herself facing the biggest educational challenge in her career within weeks of her appointment. She and her team found themselves deploying a generation's worth of change to it's technology and established curriculum in an incredibly short period of time, in order to [...]

Duration:00:43:01

Celebrating 10 Years of The Parents’ Show!

10/29/2020
This month is our 10th anniversary on 92.6FM Radio Verulam! We are really delighted to welcome our guests who have been and are a great support to our local community. Katherine Rayden joins usfrom Rayden Solicitors, a specialist family law firm in St Albans and also the new sponsor of the Parents’ Show. Suzy Moody [...]

Duration:00:54:08

Lockdown Dads – Holiday Special

9/24/2020
On The Parents' Show this week, Steve Simpson explores the role of Dads in the annual family holiday, with the help of the Lockdown Dads panel.This lighthearted and irreverent romp through the pitfalls of the holiday process from planning to unpacking, puts the burning issues in front of this clueless collection of dads, with typically [...]

Talking Apps for Mental Health and coping with loss through children’s novels

9/10/2020
This episode of The Parents' Show sees Lydia and Seema talking to Jessica Swainston from Cogenis, who are developing Apps for helping children's mental health using Artificial Intelligence, and specifically the new WING app which helps parents work with their children on social media. https://cogenis.com/ In part 2, Steve meets Liana Wall, a local author [...]

Duration:00:43:01

DADS IN LOCKDOWN – DIET AND FITNESS, PART 2

8/13/2020
It's part 2 of Lockdown Dads this week, and they continue their quest to keep fit and healthy during lockdown with the help of Ben Chibnall. Join Steve, Andrew, Tristan, Toby, Sammy and Monir, you may get some useful tips!

Duration:00:45:51

Dads in Lockdown – Diet and Fitness

7/31/2020
The Lockdown Dads are back! This week, they tackle the hefty subjects of diet and fitness, and are joined this week by Ben Chibnall, a personal trainer from Hertfordshire. They spoke for so long we had to break the show into two parts! So tune in again next week to hear more from the Lockdown [...]

Duration:00:46:12

Home schooling during lockdown

7/9/2020
Many of us are still finding our way with Home Learning. How has it been? What's the future if September does not allow us all to return to a little normality as we hope? Hannah Morris, Educational Psychologist in our local area spoke to us about the pressure schools are under, what parents should prioritise [...]

Duration:00:52:54

Talking about setting goals, London Buses and antisemitism during Covid-19 Lockdown on The Parents’ Show

6/25/2020
This week, we were really pleased to have great guests sharing their knowledge and adventures with us. Debi Roberts from the The OLLIE Foundation talked about how valuable GOALS are in stopping us from becoming overwhelmed. We heard about how to set them and what to do. Mike and Peter who are going to do a marathon in [...]

Duration:00:53:17

Exam results, University places and support for young people in Hertfordshire

6/12/2020
This week, The Parents' Show's Kathy Weston spoke with Susan Smith, a careers advisor about how exam results are being calculated during lockdown, applying to University and other further education options. http://www.allthingscareers.co.uk Steve Simpson was joined by Bex Perry, team leader at YCHertfordshire who talked about support services for young people in the county.

Duration:00:48:07

Dads in Lockdown

6/10/2020
Steve Simpson talks to a few fathers about what they've had to do in lockdown, and what they're looking forward to.

Duration:00:42:17

Ramadan during Covid-19

5/16/2020
This week’s Parents’ Show looked at how Muslim families in St Albans are celebrating Ramadan this year in light of the lock down. We spoke to Monir Ali, Hamna Khiani and Rushna Miah about their individual adaptations to breaking fast and keeping up the community feeling. We will also spoke to Claire Healy from Raring2go [...]

Duration:00:50:24

Families in Lockdown – SEN, separated parents and

5/1/2020
On tonight's show we looked at how #Covid19 is affecting families. It is complicated for separated or divorced parents to negotiate shared parenting at the best of times, but Covid 19 is complicating it even further. Beth Woodward @Neves.Solicitors helped us navigate this subject with very practical advice. We asked her what happens when parents have different [...]

Duration:00:54:06

Pregnancy in Covid-19 Lockdown, help and support advice

4/17/2020
Pregnancy is a time of great happiness, joy and excitement but there is always concern about whether everything will go smoothly. Given that it can be a time of concern for some, how is the Coronavirus affecting pregnant women and those working to support the safe and healthy birth of babies across the country.

Duration:00:54:10

How are we coping during the Coronavirus lockdown?

4/12/2020
In this episode, we are speaking to Claire Healy from Raring2Go about how local activities and camps have adapted and moved online to keep our children stimulated. Claire also will speak about how local businesses are challenged by Coronavirus lock down.Kathy chats to local mum Lauren and her two children, Ben and James, about the [...]

Duration:00:48:53

Listen to Daisy Cooper MP and local Head Teacher David Bullock talk Covid-19 on the Parents’ Show

4/2/2020
On the The Parents' Show this week it was - yes, about the Covid-19 crisis, but here St Albans' own Daisy Cooper MP spokes to Lydia Elkhouri about all the initiatives for St Albans Residents and how people are helping, while Head of Onslow St Audrey's School in Hatfield, David Bullock talked to Kathy Weston [...]

Duration:00:54:05