Friday, 17 June 2011

Fathers' Day Special - 16th June 2011

This week's show was guest presented by two local dads; Trevor Merriden & Gary Buck.  They spoke to Scott Conference from www.youngdads.tv, local Cub Scout Leader Christophe Montoya-Timpley who was explaining the need for parents to take an active role in their local Cub Scout group and the discussed classic car shows with the organiser of the Knebworth event Andrew Greenwood.

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

Autism - 9th June 2011

On tonight's show Lydia El-Khouri & Kathy Weston were joined by local mums Rachel Andrews & Anne Griffin.  Anne is also a representative of the Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society.

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.

Children's Imaginations - 2nd June 2011

Kathy Weston was joined in the studio by Sally Graham & Shirley Hayman, local early years experts.  They were discussing the topic of children's imaginations.

Also on the show was Toby Cross with his monthly review of local family-friendly restaurants.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Adoption - 26th May 2011

Joining Lydia El-Khouri & Kathy Weston on the show this week were local parents Nicola and her husband who were talking about their adopted teenager.  Sue Dromie from the Post Adoption Centre was also on hand to share some advice on adoption.  A local teenager called Nathan was also on the show talking about some of the issues facing him as a young person who has been adopted.

Jane Fearney, a child & adolescent psychotherapist also provided valuable contributions to the show as did Claire Healy from Raring2Go.

Children's Food Allergies - 19th May 2011

Lydia El-Khouri & Kathy Weston explore the topic of children's food allergies in this week's show.

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.

Bullying - 12th May 2011

This week, Lydia El-Khouri & Kathy Weston look at bullying.  They are joined by Fiona Hains, Links Outreach Worker, to talk about internet safety & bullying.  Local mum of four Amy Turner shares her experience of having a child who has been a victim of bullying and there is advice from Willie Harrison from Childline.

Jo Maher, Ext Schools Co-ordinator discusses exam stress and Claire Healy from Raring2Go looks at some places to go with the children.

Gifted & Talented Young People - 5th May 2011

This week's show featured Felicity Evans from Nature Kids, along with contributions from two local parents Laura Gasner & Melanie Peake.  For more information about Nature Kids, check out their website www.naturekids.co.uk

Toby Cross also joined us for his regular monthly family-friendly restaurant reviews.