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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

Our young people talk about Sustainability

6/3/2021
We dedicated this week's show to SustFest21. We handed over the microphone to St Albans student Lilly Golding to explore the topics around the Climate crisis.

Duration:00:36:24

Talking Suicide Prevention on The Parents’ Show

5/25/2021
This week we’re talking openly & honestly about #suicideprevention with Debi Roberts from The OLLIE Foundation& Alice Hendy, Founder of Ripple Suicide Prevention. We also chat to Suzy Moody from Home-Start Hertfordshire about how they are planning the coming months and returning to ‘normal’.Painful but essential listening for #parents Proudly sponsored by Rayden Solicitors

Duration:00:51:50

Talking about obesity in children, and domestic violence

5/6/2021
This week's Parents' Show looks at the many effects of sugar on obesity in children, when Steve Simpson talks to June O'Sullivan MBE of the London Early Years Foundation. Also in the show, solicitor Helen Lafferty from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors joins Lydia El-Khouri and Seema Barker to talk about domestic violence. The Parents' Show [...]

Duration:00:47:51

New Mums in lockdown

4/23/2021
Our show this week touches base with our community about lockdown and the strangeness of the past year. We speak to local mum Charlotte Story and mum-to-be Victoria Grey about their lockdown challenges and silver linings. Our wonderful Parents’ Show contributor Claire Healy from Raring2go St Albans and Harpenden keeps our fingers on the pulse [...]

Duration:00:50:36

From home learning to back to school – what was it like for students and teachers?

4/1/2021
How did our St Albans schools fare with 3 month's home learning? We spoke to Head Teachers Margaret Chapman & Paul Ramsay from St Albans Girls' School & Verulam School, plus students Lilly, Lucas, Lauren & Nabrissa from Beaumont, Verulam, Sandringham and St Albans Girls Schools on exams & mental health. Sponsored by Rayden Solicitors

Duration:00:51:34

Lockdown Dads Face The Music

3/18/2021
In this episode of The Parents Show, the panel of less than average dads from around St Albans, examine and discuss the value of music to parenting and the family unit. From the inevitable assertion that kids today know nothing about music, whether the drums constitute a real instrument, through to the many benefits of [...]

Duration:00:46:26

Talking teen sleep and period underwear

3/4/2021
With lock-down and home-schooling making life stressful and more complicated, sleep is more important than ever before to reinvigorate us. Dr Faith Orchard, University of Sussex, speaks about good sleep habits, the importance of getting back into a routine, especially with a return to school on the horizon. What promotes good sleep and what does [...]

Duration:00:49:44

The Parents Show – A mixed Bag

2/19/2021
This week on the The Parents' Show on 92.6FM Radio Verulam. we are bringing you a mixed bag of features. June O'Sullivan MBE, the outspoken CEO of London Early Years Foundation, joins us to talk frankly about the links between poverty and the success of parenting. We are also joined by Dr Linda Greenwall, a [...]

Duration:00:58:24

Talking to children about racism

2/4/2021
This week's show looks at how we can talk to children about racism. We are joined by Sue Schofield from 'Show Racism the Red Card', the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, which was established in January 1996 thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. https://www.theredcard.org/education She talks about the work [...]

Duration:00:54:06

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