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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 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.

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.

Twitter:

@ParentShow

Language:

English

Contact:

+447818015561


Episodes

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. Laura has since written a book to help other parents through the trauma of such a diagnosis and how to cope with the long hospital stays, family adjustments and the guilt that may come with it. We talk about her book, "Unconditional Love - An empowering guide to accepting your child's diagnosis, managing long hospital...

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 entrepreneur Rebecca Jackson, a Mum who is pregnant with twins and going through an incredibly stressful roller-coaster of a pregnancy. She...

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 weeks. The Parents' Show is sponsored by Rayden Solicitors.

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 excited to have a teaser interview with two of the authors of a new book to be launched at the end of February by Little, Brown, 'How to cope when your child can't' with Prof Roz...

Duration:00:54:05

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 role our schools have to play. This show is for everyone, it will answer questions for parents and carers on how best to support their child but it is also incredibly valuable...

Duration:00:52:30

A MONTH DEVOTED TO ADHD ON THE PARENTS’ SHOW

2/6/2022
Throughout February, The Parents’ Show will focus on ADHD and all its aspects for our parents, children and wider community. We have invited experts from around the UK to support us, provide best practice and help us promote greater understanding. First up, we are speaking to Dr Abby Russell from the University of Exeter Medical School indepth about ADHD. She will be answering a comprehensive list of questions. We are proudly sponsored by Rayden Solicitors

Duration:00:50:42

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 the news and how important our use of language is around this incredibly sensitive subject. Proudly sponsored by Rayden Solicitors

Duration:00:42:18

It’s World Book Day on March 3rd

1/5/2022
As it's World Book Day this Thursday, we thought we'd take you back to January's Parents' show where we explore how we can get our kids reading more and hear from a local book retailer. We speak to Margaret Allen, Curriculum and Education Specialist at Renaissance Learning who have the well-known programme Accelerated Reader as part of their offering. We will be speaking about how important reading is. Then we speak to Mr Jack Pettitt from Verulam School who will be providing incredible...

Duration:00:52:49

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

12/2/2021
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 to the process for students wanting to take up Law as a career. Finally, we talk to Rosa Slater from the Politics Project about how they are helping schools and...

Duration:00:38:15

We ask our young people about the Covid vaccination

12/2/2021
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 thoughts and opinions on the vaccination and how young people might be influenced by disinformation. Giving us the word on the social...

Duration:00:50:55

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

12/2/2021
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 by Rayden Solicitors

Duration:00:50:59

TryTime Rugby and the Baby College on The Parents’ Show

12/2/2021
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, and how they have adapted to cope with all the lockdowns. https://www.trytimekidsrugby.com/st-albans/ https://www.babycollege.co.uk/mid-herts Sponsored by Rayden...

Duration:00:51:06

Our young people talk about Sustainability

12/2/2021
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. She spoke to Simon Grover from St Albans Green party about the role he is playing. She also spoke to Eliza Lau-Johnston from Twenty_Outfits, and then chatted to a selection of young people from Garden Fields School, Fleetville Juniors and Beaumont School about some impressive initiatives and action they have been taking. Sponsored by...

Duration:00:36:24

Talking Suicide Prevention on The Parents’ Show

12/2/2021
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

12/2/2021
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 is sponsored by Rayden Solicitors

Duration:00:47:51

New Mums in lockdown

12/2/2021
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 of what is going on in St Albans and Harpenden and- SPOILER ALERT – news about the print edition we have all been waiting to return. Sponsored by...

Duration:00:50:36

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

12/2/2021
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

12/2/2021
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 a child learning a proper instrument, the Lockdown Dads cover the topic with their usual blend of lighthearted irreverence and free thinking. Join Steve Simpson and the...

Duration:00:46:26

Talking teen sleep and period underwear

12/2/2021
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 not! We also welcome back local entrepreneur and innovator Ruby Raut, Founder and CEO of WUKA period underwear. Ruby will tell us how her business...

Duration:00:49:44