Monday, 26 June 2017

Coping Strategies For Anxious Children - 8th June 2017

Hearing that your child could be anxious or seeing them go through bouts of anxiety can be extremely troubling. Parents want to know what to do in that moment when their child suffers from anxious thoughts. Having a few techniques or tricks to hand can be extremely empowering and helpful. This week on the Parents’ Show we will be speaking Dr Amanda Gummer, CEO and Founder of Fundamentally Children about the role toys can have in dealing with anxiety. We will also be speaking to two local Mindfulness practitioners, Ruth Farenga and Kat Shaw about what they recommend for parents and children to help with anxiety and getting in a good place. 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Helping Parents With Primary School Maths - 18th May 2017

Maths in primary school is a challenge - for parents as much as for children! We all want to support our children but so much has changed - the vocabulary as well as the concepts. Can we credibly help or are we making matters worse! We will be speaking to Maths Lead Teacher Lucille Feather from Fleetville Juniors, St Albans and Nick Yeldham from Manland School in Harpenden who has been involved in a number of Maths research projects with the NCETM (National Centre for the Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics) and Cambridge University. We will be talking about how maths is taught in school today and whether it is possible to inject a bit of fun into maths.
We will also speak to Jo Issa from Primary Maths, Oxford University Press.
Jo will be talking about what strategies OUP has for parents to support children with maths. We will also be asking for more information about Singapore Maths and its place in the UK curriculum.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Camping Or Glamping? - 4th May 2017

We discuss the benefits for the whole family of camper-vanning around Britain with outdoor expert, BBC star Martin Dorey and local dad, Toby Cross who thinks nothing of pitching the tent up in the garden most weekends! Lastly, we are joined by Chris Green OBE from the Summer Camps Trust who fills us in on the benefits of residential summer camps for British children.

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Juggling Act - Making An Informed Choice - 16th March 2017

In this episode of the Parents' Show, we explore the reality of the juggling act that many women in 2017 face and indeed choose ; That of being a working woman and a parent at the same time. We hear from Tina Batchelor, a St Albans mum who constantly has this juggling act and who explains how her husband plays a big part in her being able to work and parent simultaneously. Then lawyer, Emma Gross talks us through the rights of women returning to work after a career break. Dianne Parkes the founder of the Women's Sat Nav to success shares her wisdom and research in this area. And finally Sally Dhillon , founder of the company Career Mums.
Well worth a listen if this is the juggling act you are considering embarking upon.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Private Tuition And The Perceived Benefits And Risks - 9th March 2017

The NSPCC have recently expressed concern that children and young people are increasingly being tutored or coached for academic subjects without proper scrutiny being given to the people allowed to work in close proximity with them. In this episode, we explore why tuition is attractive to parents and also how best to safeguard our children from harm. We are joined by spokespeople from the NSPCC, The Good Schools Guide, Justin Craig Tuition, Life More Extraordinary and child protection expert, Ann Marie Christian

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Anger - 3rd March 2017

In this episode of the Parents Show we are taking a closer look at Anger and its management. We as parents we often experience outbursts from our children. When does it actually become a problem. We are delighted to be speaking to top Anger Specialist and therapist David Woolfson about what exactly anger is and what parents can do about it. We will get the parent perspective from Sylvie who struggled with anger issues in her teen daughters.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Co-habitation - 23rd February 2017

In this episode, we discuss the legal issues surrounding co-habitation and the recent changes in the law. We discuss listener questions with partner in family law firm Neves Solicitors, Mary McEvoy, counsellor, Mary Corbett and hear from a local lady, Sandra currently co-habiting with her partner and thinking of marriage!

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