17 episodes

Parentlanders – welcome to your podcast. You ask the questions; we’ll ask the experts. Get past all those bumps in the road. The podcast for every parent in the world!

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    • 4.6 • 33 Ratings

Parentlanders – welcome to your podcast. You ask the questions; we’ll ask the experts. Get past all those bumps in the road. The podcast for every parent in the world!

    Homeschooling during Covid-19

    Homeschooling during Covid-19

    Expert advice about teaching your kids at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Mercy and Linda discuss practical ways to juggle work, educate your children, and avoid parental burnout with two experts: Dr Amelia Roberts, deputy director of University College London’s Centre for Inclusive Education in the UK, and Dr Maria Elena Brianda from University of Louvain in Belgium.

    Want to join in the conversation and share your tips and experience? Join the Parentland Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentland

    • 36 min
    Parenting in a pandemic

    Parenting in a pandemic

    How do you keep your family healthy and happy in the coronavirus lockdown? Mercy and Linda put your questions – from giving birth in a pandemic to how to explain Covid-19 to kids - to two experts: Dr Pia Rebello Britto, UNICEF’s Chief of Early Childhood Development, and Dr Steve Wall, Senior Director of Newborn Health at Save the Children.
    Want to join in the conversation? Join the Parentland Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentland

    • 37 min
    Bonus: My pregnant life

    Bonus: My pregnant life

    “I’m pregnant!” A special episode with the Bollywood actor and the presenter of the My Indian Life podcast, Kalki Koechlin. Attitudes to unmarried mothers, the feeling that “I don't belong to myself”, caesarean births - Kalki has lots of questions.
    Welcome to this mash-up with My Indian Life, with Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna and Kalki Koechlin.
    Join the conversations: www.facebook.com/groups/parentland
    Listen to My Indian Life: http://www.bbcworldservice.com/myindianlife
    #Parentland #MyIndianLife

    • 18 min
    So many questions, so little time

    So many questions, so little time

    It’s the final episode of the first season, so Mercy and Linda are trying to answer as many of your questions as possible. How do you deal with sleepwalking? Maria, who lives in Portugal, wants to know how to stop her middle child from telling lies. And Ralf Henkel, from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, weighs in on male fertility and how to prepare for conceiving.
    Talk about these and other topics in the #Parentland Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentland

    • 45 min
    Avoiding parental burnout

    Avoiding parental burnout

    'Never feel guilty for taking time for you.' How do you care for yourself while you’re also caring for kids? Mercy and Linda talk to Moira Mikolajczak, an expert in parental burnout, about how taking a break for self-care is really important. And the team visit Sweaty Mama, in the north of England, where mums can meet up, exercise and improve their mental health.
    Want to join in the conversation? Join the Parentland Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentland
    #Parentland

    • 50 min
    Should screen time be limited?

    Should screen time be limited?

    'I don’t want to raise cyborgs.' When it comes to screen time, how much is too much? And is there such a thing as 'good' screen time? Mercy and Linda are joined by Sonia Livingstone, a professor of social psychology who studies internet use in childhood, and Parentland takes to the streets of London to ask teenagers what they think about their use of technology. #Parentland

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

raman.virk ,

Great Podcast !

Hello !

My wife and I are the parents of a 13 month old currently, and I have listed to all the episodes of this podcast and will definitely relisten to this in the future !

Would highly recommend this podcast as the infusion of scientific evidence is really interesting and helps cut through myths and old wives tales.

Sseeton ,

Love this podcast!

Fun and entertaining to listen to, and the science and research part is really great as well! Quite thankful that it’s out there as it has answered a lot of my own questions.

adartigues ,

Well researched and interesting.

A great starting point for delving into the different subjects.
From the couple of podcasts I’ve heard so far, having fun hasn’t deterred them from doing great work. I found the podcast entertaining but more importantly well researched.

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