Monday, 27 March 2017

The Juggling Act - Making An Informed Choice - 16th March 2017

In this episode of the Parents' Show, we explore the reality of the juggling act that many women in 2017 face and indeed choose ; That of being a working woman and a parent at the same time. We hear from Tina Batchelor, a St Albans mum who constantly has this juggling act and who explains how her husband plays a big part in her being able to work and parent simultaneously. Then lawyer, Emma Gross talks us through the rights of women returning to work after a career break. Dianne Parkes the founder of the Women's Sat Nav to success shares her wisdom and research in this area. And finally Sally Dhillon , founder of the company Career Mums.
Well worth a listen if this is the juggling act you are considering embarking upon.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Private Tuition And The Perceived Benefits And Risks - 9th March 2017

The NSPCC have recently expressed concern that children and young people are increasingly being tutored or coached for academic subjects without proper scrutiny being given to the people allowed to work in close proximity with them. In this episode, we explore why tuition is attractive to parents and also how best to safeguard our children from harm. We are joined by spokespeople from the NSPCC, The Good Schools Guide, Justin Craig Tuition, Life More Extraordinary and child protection expert, Ann Marie Christian

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Anger - 3rd March 2017

In this episode of the Parents Show we are taking a closer look at Anger and its management. We as parents we often experience outbursts from our children. When does it actually become a problem. We are delighted to be speaking to top Anger Specialist and therapist David Woolfson about what exactly anger is and what parents can do about it. We will get the parent perspective from Sylvie who struggled with anger issues in her teen daughters.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Co-habitation - 23rd February 2017

In this episode, we discuss the legal issues surrounding co-habitation and the recent changes in the law. We discuss listener questions with partner in family law firm Neves Solicitors, Mary McEvoy, counsellor, Mary Corbett and hear from a local lady, Sandra currently co-habiting with her partner and thinking of marriage!

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Understanding Self-harm In Teens - 9th February 2017

Self Harm is a concept that is hard for many parents and their children to understand. Why does it happen? Can children recover from it? We will be talking to a variety of guests and experts to help us understand this issue. Firstly we are speaking to Dr Annie Swanepoel is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in the NHS in Hertfordshire. She is interested in self-harm and has published in this area. Then we will be speaking to Verity and Anita, Mum and Daughter who have been affected by Self Harm. To roundup the show we will be speaking to NPSCC spokesperson Chris Cloke

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Parenting An Infant (Part 2) - 2nd February 2017

New parents have many challenges. In Part 1 we discussed sleep and now we are discussing the other important pieces of the ‘parenting an infant’ puzzle. Local nutritionist Michelle Lake will talk about the importance of nutrition for new parents and what pitfalls to avoid. Lactation consultant Helen Hughes will be talking about breast feeding and how to succeed with it. We will also be speaking to local Yoga teacher Josie Rasion about what role yoga can play before and after birth for mum and baby

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