Thursday, 16 February 2012

Reflux- 16th February 2012

Join Lydia and Kathy this week as they talk about 'reflux'.
If this is topic is not familiar to you, consider yourself lucky. Anyone who has heard of it know what misery it brings to the children affected by it and the parents who have to deal with the symptoms. It's a condition that doesn't get a lot of attention and if undiagnosed can lead to weeks and months of distress at a pivotal time in babies development. They talk to Dr Sue Calvert and Tracey Guillet-Parks for an expert description and explanation of the condition, as well as some useful advice for dealing with it, and later on talk to two local mums Heidi Ward and Helen Furse about their personal experiences dealing with reflux.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

"Computer Games and your kids - what every parent needs to know"- 9th February 2012

Join Kathy and Lydia during this show which highlights National Internet Safety week - joining the team to discuss the impact of gaming on our children are Carol Bennett, a Senior Advisor in ICT for Herts County Council and her colleague Ann Layzell who is an e-safety officer, both of whom do significant partnership work with schools in the County.

Dr Paul Howard Jones, a neuroscientist in the field of educational policy also features in the show. In his interview, he discusses the impact that computer games have on our children's brains and tackles the thorny issue of how parents should respond appropriately to the range of digital technologies which now feature in homes all over the country. His recent book on the subject covers both scientific fact and also his own personal experiences with his five children.

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Every parent ought to watch this video:

Transition to Secondary School- 2nd February 2012

Kathy and Lydia are here this week to talk about the changes when dealing with the transition of going from primary school to secondary school. Joining them tonight is a local dad, Leo Chivers and his daughter Molly to hear their personal account of the subject. They also speak to Amanda Godfrey, the head teacher of Madeville primary school and finally Francis Button, a cabinet member at the Education and Skills committee at Hertfordshire County Council.