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The Parents' Show on Radio Verulam - 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

We talk family tech on the Parents’ Show – and no, we don’t mean screentime!

2/12/2020
Tonight we talked about how technology has actually made family life easier or better, with the help of Toby Cross and Kate Bevan from Which Magazine, who chatted with Kathy Weston and Steve Simpson.

Duration:00:44:33

Talking openly about the Menopause, with Lydia, Seema and Dr Heather Currie

1/28/2020
This week, the Parents' Show encourages us to talk more openly about the menopause, and is delighted to welcome our guest Dr Heather Currie, who is an Associate Specialist Gynaecologist at Dumfries & Galloway NHS, Trustee and past Chair of the British Menopause Society. She is also the founder and MD of 'Menopause Matters', an award [...]

Duration:00:55:34

We had Father Christmas live on air on the Parents’ Show!

12/17/2019
This week, we had Father Christmas himself on the Parents' Show as four local children discussed their present list with him. Local resident and author Marguerite Skinner told us about the Step Outside guides which guide you around London. We also had the fabulous Claire Healy from Raring2Go telling us about all the events in [...]

Duration:00:51:52

CBBC Dengineers visit The Parents’ Show

12/10/2019
Calling all Dengineers fans! We met and spoke to CBBC presenter Meryl Fernandez and the show’s designer Emma Kosh. They gave us an incredible insight into how the show is produced. Dengineers is an excellent blend of fun, education and teamwork. We will also spoke to a panel of Dengineer fans from our local area.

Duration:00:50:32

What can we do about Climate change? We find out on The Parents’ Show

10/27/2019
One of the few good news stories at the moment is Climate Change finally getting the exposure it should and the media lens is on it right now. Extinction Rebellion has successfully put the climate emergency into being and brought the topic into the mainstream. Right here on our doorstep we have great people doing impressive work on the subject.

Duration:00:50:06

What can we do about Climate change? We find out on The Parents’ Show

10/26/2019
One of the few good news stories at the moment is Climate Change finally getting the exposure it should and the media lens is on it right now. Extinction Rebellion has successfully put the climate emergency into being and brought the topic into the mainstream. Right here on our doorstep we have great people doing [...]

Duration:00:50:06

It’s awards night on the Parents’ Show as we talk to some of the winners, sponsors and organisers of the Raring2Go Awards 2019

10/23/2019
Lydia and Rebecca reflect on the St Albans Raring2Go awards, with organiser Claire Healey, and some of the sponsors and winners from the event.

Duration:00:47:49

It’s all about Dads on the Parents’ Show

10/15/2019
Steve Simpson and Rebecca Rowe talk about Dads in this episode of the Parents' Show. They discuss dads as role models, with John Adams, creator of the Dad Blog UK (https://dadbloguk.com/), and Adrienne Burgess of the Fatherhood Institute (http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org)

Duration:00:46:58

Talking about University admissions and ‘fleeing the nest, with Kathy & Lydia on The Parents’ Show

10/2/2019
In this episode we talk to local parents as well as educational guru Natalie Lancer about University admissions, our children flying the nest and how both they and we cope!

Duration:00:52:31

Talking mental health, suicide prevention and goal-setting on The Parents’ Show

9/18/2019
Tuesday was World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a very difficult topic for parents and carers to think about let alone discuss. But it is vital to understand and reflect some factors related to suicide. Fifty percent of youth suicide has nothing to do with mental health but more related to emotional overload. Often when [...]

Duration:00:51:34

All about Children’s Books on The Parents’ Show

7/19/2019
Finding an author you just love to read is a very special experience. Lydia, Seema and Rebecca guide you through this topic. Christopher is one of those children’s authors. His books include Twelve minute to midnight, The infinite lives of Maisy Day, The Jamie Drake Equation and The many worlds of Albie Bright to namebut a few.

Duration:00:42:39

Literacy and our Children – Kathy & Lydia on the Parents’ Show

7/12/2019
Literacy Difficulties – it is school report season – this is the time parents often get feedback on how their child is doing during the year but for some parents, feedback from school, teachers, and reports might raise questions, worries and thoughts of what help is required next. It is also transition time, when children move between primary and secondary schools. For children struggling with literacy difficulties, this can bring more challenges and for parents, it might feel like starting...

Duration:00:57:11

Helping our children with independence, summer activities and some poetry on The Parents’ Show

7/6/2019
We talk about things to do in the summer with your kids

Duration:00:50:52

Volunteers from The Starfish Children’s ward at Watford GH, and ‘Men of Fields’ talk to Lydia and Seema on the Parents’ Show

6/22/2019
The Carer Support Team at Watford General Hospital @CSTWatfordHosp are a wonderful team of 21 volunteers doing kind and meaningful work at Watford General’s Starfish Children’s ward and in Children’s Emergency To find out more and what we can do to support them listen to Matron of Childrens Services, Karen Stow, Senior Nurse Orla Burke, [...]

It’s all about babies on the Parents’ Show this week

6/8/2019
On this week's show, Lydia and Steve talk about babies. Louise Brennan is a midwife and runs ante-natal classes for mums-to-be, and tells of her experiences of midwifery and the current practices, then how ante-natal classes work. Angela Spencer joined the show to talk about Babyopothy, and her latest book on the subject. [...]

Easing the transition from Primary to Secondary school, with Kathy & Steve on The Parents’ Show

6/2/2019
This week’s half-term special parents’ show is all about transition – helping children move between primary and secondary school seamlessly and confidently! Dr Kathy Weston and Steve Simpson are joined by two experts in their field, Dr Emma Kell and Dr Anna Colton, who will be giving parents the very best tips on how to support their children and signposting parents to the very best resources.

SusFest 2019 – Lydia and Amanda talk to people involved with The St Albans Sustainability Festival

5/24/2019
It’s Sustainable St Albans aka #SusFest2019 and we spoke to children and young people about their sustainability stories on the show.

Speaking about Adolescence and Family Stress on The Parents’ Show

5/21/2019
Tonight on the @parentshow we talked about Adolescence and Family Stress. We all have way too much stress in our lives – well most of us. Is there anything we can do about it short of moving to a kibbutz or a remote island?

The St Albans Sustainability Festival, with Lydia and Amanda Yorwerth

5/4/2019
Amanda Yorwerth from the Environment Matters programme joins Lydia this week as they interview a number of guests all about the St Albans Sustainability Festival.