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.
www.channelmogo.org (the portal used by all young people in Herts)