Tuesday, 23 February 2016

How Can We Get Our Kids To Aim High? - 28th January 2016

Guests: Prof Janet Goodhall, Dr Chris Wilson from The Brilliant Club, Mollie Georgiou from Hertswood Academy and David Weston from the Teacher Development Trust

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Monday, 22 February 2016

Developing Character - 21st January 2016

Guests: Carl Hendrick Director of Wellington College learning Centre and local kids: Zac and Beau

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Parents And Technology – Time To Embrace It - 14th January 2016

So much research at the moment shows parents are way behind our children in terms of technology. Should we be keeping an eye on what games our children are playing and should we have a system of security in place? We are speaking to Graham Bridge who runs many of the coding clubs in Harpenden and St Albans about coding and Minecraft – the game that is a source of obsession for many children. We will also be speaking to Alicia Coad founder of ChatFOSS, a safe and secure chat forum for children. Finally we will be speaking to Elizabeth Milovidov on managing screen time. Elizabeth is a lawyer, law professor and eSafety consultant on Internet safety issues, blogs for the Family Online Safety Institute and coaches parents on best practices in the digital age.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Christmas 2015 Parents' Show - 17th December 2015

We are joined on this magical show by Santa himself and lots of local St Albans children who ask Santa lots of challenging questions! We were also treated to the beautiful voice of a local, aspiring young singer - Sophie Mason from Sandringham School. Guests also included: Marguerite Skinner from the Step Outside Guides.

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Monday, 15 February 2016

Domestic Abuse - 10th December 2015

We are joined on this show by Mary McEvoy from Neves Solicitors, Harpenden and representatives from the women's refuge in St Albans: Liz Perry and Paula Rann

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Parenting Teens - 26th November 2015

In this show, we hear from local teens about what it feels like to be a teenager and also from those working or parenting young people including:  Debi Roberts from Youth Connexions and Anesta Edge, CEO Raphael Counselling.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Fostering - 12th November 2015

On this show we explore what it is like to be a fostered young person as well as to be the foster carer. There are highs and lows.This is an honest and inspiring show if you are interested in this subject.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Couple Counselling - 5th November 2015

What can couples do when things go wrong? We talk to Sue Wintgens, couples counsellor and director of Encounter Learning Centre on her best advice for moving forward.

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Growth Mindset And PTA Social App - 22nd October 2015

This show combine two separate topics. First we spoke to Dr Frances Warren on the concept of Growth Mindset. She tell us how important the way we praise is and how mistakes are not a bad thing. In the second part of the show we speak to Tes McPherson the founder of PTA social – a wonderful fundraising app for schools to use. The app is free and can even be a source of revenue in itself

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Vocational Education - Is It Right For Your Child? - 15th October 2015

In this show, we talk about the option of a university technical education for our young people aged between 14 and 17 and discuss recent research that indicates how parents today feel that the educational system is not supporting the needs of many young people and getting them ready for the 21st century workplace. Guests include: Peter Wylie, Director of Education from Baker Dearing Trust and Paul Quinn, associate principal from Watford UTC

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