Thursday, 15 December 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Join Kathy and Lydia as they tackle the issue of sibling rivalry. Joined by Karen Doherty, co-author of "Sibling Rivalry: Seven Simple Solutions", Michelle, a clinical psychologist based in North London and also Viv, a pediatric psychiatrist who is based in South London. Also featuring a Green Parent talk from Georgie Tovell and two 'Green Dads'.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Three people a day die from asthma. 90% of asthma deaths are preventable. On tonight’s show we talk to Peter Curtis, whose son Alex died from an asthma attack whilst he was in his teens. Peter has set up the Alex Curtis Memorial Trust in his son’s name. The trust does amazing work within schools highlighting issues around the management of asthma and general awareness raising. Peter Curtis is joined by Dr Sharon Hall (Pediatric Consultant at the Lister hospital). Dr Hall responds to listener queries on the treatment of asthma. Following this interview, we talk to the Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Dr Kevin Elwood about asthma over the life course and what parents should really know. Finally, we are joined by a representative from Asthma UK who talks us though the help and resources out there for worried parents.
How important is music and the learning of an instrument to a child's development? Join Lydia and Kathy as they talk to Joan Wright, one of Hertfordshire's music consultants for the county and Dr Alex Lamont , a senior lecturer in Musical Psychology for Keele University, to discuss this subject. Also featuring Georgie Tovell who talks about her 'Green Parent' event at St Albans Abbey.
This show was a special on secondary school transfers presented by Lydia El-Khouri. It featured Terry Douris from Herts County Council for his wise words and guidance on the process - a mine of fascinating information; Martin Post, headmaster for Watford Grammar School for Boys, one of the country's top schools, for his take on the admissions process; and Clive Glover for telling us why he is campaigning to set up a new Free Secondary School.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
This week's show responded to issues regarding the environment for parents. Lydia El' Khouri and Georgie Tovell talk to Amanda Yowerth of 'Friends of the Earth' in St Albans, Jill Barker, the Author of 'Baby Green', and Merlin Matthews from 'Re-cycle' to learn about how best to become an Eco-friendly parent.
Our Back to School show featured David Weston from Informed Education, Ian Randal from Garden Fields Primary School in St Albans, our child-friendly restaurant reviewer and local dad Toby Cross, Raring 2 Go's Claire Healey and last but not least, Stephensons in St Albans, THE uniform suppliers offering a £50 voucher to shop at their store. Presenters were Lydia El-Khouri and Trevor Merriden.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
In the aftermath of A-level results, this show focuses on the various vocational routes and options available to our young people. Great advice from specialists on the topic, listen to the views of representatives from Oaklands College and also Youth Connexions. We also hear a parent’s story of his child’s journey through vocational education.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
For this show, Lydia and Kathy where joined by two local mums from St Albans, Helen Whittington and Jo Swindells to talk about their experience in weaning their babies. Later in the show, we talked to the top expert in the field, Annabel Karmel and put our listener questions to her. Annabel Karmel is the world’s leading expert and best-selling author on Baby and Children’s food and nutrition. Since 1991 she has written 24 books selling millions of copies worldwide.
Kathy Weston and Trevor Merriden talk about booking child friendly holidays. They speak to Sian from Baby Friendly Boltholes and Wendy Shand from Tots to Travel. Jo Stagg speaks from the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents. Toby Cross, restaurant reviewer, makes a trip to The Breakfast Club to assess its child friendliness. Alison Cowan, GP, talks about protecting your children from the sun. Claire Healey tells us about what’s going on locally that we can do with our children.
Monday, 18 July 2011
A local mum of three, Jessica Valentine also came on the show to talk about a women's football team she is starting in St Albans.
In the final part of the show Claire Healy from St Albans Raring2Go came into the studio to talk about local events.
Friday, 17 June 2011
Claire Healy from Raring2Go joined the lads to talk about local events in the area, particularly looking at ideas for Fathers' Day.
Lydia El-Khouri & Kathy Weston will be back next week!
Friday, 10 June 2011
Also on the show was Educational Psychologist Gaye Gunton to look at provisions for autism in secondary schools and Claire Healy from Raring2Go gave us some interesting ideas for things to do in the local area.
Also on the show was Toby Cross with his monthly review of local family-friendly restaurants.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Jane Fearney, a child & adolescent psychotherapist also provided valuable contributions to the show as did Claire Healy from Raring2Go.
Joining them are local parent Aga Stewart, national expert consultant pediatric allergist Dr Adam Fox and local GP & mum Dr Alison Cowan.
Also on this week's show was a real nappy guru and Claire Healy from Raring2Go.
Jo Maher, Ext Schools Co-ordinator discusses exam stress and Claire Healy from Raring2Go looks at some places to go with the children.
Toby Cross also joined us for his regular monthly family-friendly restaurant reviews.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
We know that many local parents have queries and concerns about SWINE FLU - we finally got some answers tonight from Hertfordshire NHS Primary Trust. The big message is 'try not to worry'! If you have missed any of the points that were given out on the show tonight from Herts PCT, do not hesitate to get in touch on email@example.com
Thanks to Jo Maher, from Extended Schools, for coming on the show and explaining the fantastic work that Extended Schools provide to parents and families locally. We shall be having Jo contributing to the show regularly from now on. Check out the important website with all the information on: www.hertsextendedschools.org.uk
Thanks to the lovely Claire Healey who joined us tonight as well - letting us know about the fantastically cheap, affordable cinema opportunities that are out there for kids at the weekend and during the week. Claire, will be back next week of course with more suggestions of how to keep the kids busy. You can always check out the Raring2Go website on www.raring2go.co.uk
Next week, we will be examining the area of separation and divorce. It can be a difficult topic for families to deal with but we will be talking to experts in the field on the legal issues that faces parents when in the throes of splitting up, so please email us any questions that you have and we will get the answers you need for you. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
To cheer us all up, we will also be talking about children's parties! so tune in, there is something for everyone!!
Take care, and have a great week!
The team @ The Parents' Show on 92.6FM