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Parental Control is a monthly parenting and lifestyle podcast created by My Baba and hosted by the website’s founder Leonora Bamford. The first episode came about when Leonora became increasingly frustrated at how challenging it is to keep her children safe online and wanted to find out what teenagers really think about being online and staying safe. Parental Control is about feeling in control as a parent or prospective parent and feeling confident tackling problems head-on. Each month, we’ll discuss current and on-going issues that affect mums and dads throughout parenthood and tease out the solutions with the help of some brilliant guest and expert speakers.

My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.

Parental Control My Baba

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

Parental Control is a monthly parenting and lifestyle podcast created by My Baba and hosted by the website’s founder Leonora Bamford. The first episode came about when Leonora became increasingly frustrated at how challenging it is to keep her children safe online and wanted to find out what teenagers really think about being online and staying safe. Parental Control is about feeling in control as a parent or prospective parent and feeling confident tackling problems head-on. Each month, we’ll discuss current and on-going issues that affect mums and dads throughout parenthood and tease out the solutions with the help of some brilliant guest and expert speakers.

My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.

    Everything You Need To Know About Sleep In Babies, Toddlers & Beyond

    Everything You Need To Know About Sleep In Babies, Toddlers & Beyond

    We welcome Mandy Gurney, a health visitor, sleep expert, and the founder of Millpond Sleep Clinic, back to the show to talk about children's sleep. 
    In this brilliant podcast, Mandy talks about everything from sleep patterns and body clocks to sleep problems and how to master the art of learning those all-important cues.
    She makes establishing a sleep routine super simple in this episode, touching on sleep regression and different sleep patterns depending on stage and age. We also discuss sleep deprivation in parents and the benefits of power naps. There's also some fantastic advice about transitioning from a cot to a bed.
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    Show notes
    References: 
    CALM app
    Listen to Mandy Gurney's podcast on how to spot a sleep problem and eliminate bedtime battles here. 
    Read Mandy's article The Sleep Plan: How To Help Your Child To Fall Sleep After A Busy Day here. 
    What is My Baba?
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    The Content on this podcast is provided by My Baba and represents our sole opinions and views. For more information on our terms and conditions please refer to the website: https://www.mybaba.com/terms-conditions/

    • 18 min
    Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE Talks About The Effects Isolation Will Have On Every One Of Us

    Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE Talks About The Effects Isolation Will Have On Every One Of Us

    Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE talks to us about the effect isolation and lockdown is having, both inside our brains and our bodies during this difficult time of isolation. 
    At the time of our remote recording, the guidelines on isolation were rapidly changing, so I am sorry if anything discussed is out of date by the time you listen to this.
    Do check out Julia’s amazing new book ‘This Too Shall Pass’.
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    Show notes
    About Julia Samuel 
    Julia Samuel MBE is a leading British psychotherapist. She has worked in private practice and with the NHS for the last thirty years and is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK. She lives in London with her husband and has four children and six grandchildren. 
    Visit juliasamuel.com
    Julia's new book This Too Shall Pass is out now. 
    What is My Baba?
    My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.
    Visit mybaba.com 
    The Content on this podcast is provided by My Baba and represents our sole opinions and views. For more information on our terms and conditions please refer to the website: https://www.mybaba.com/terms-conditions/

    • 23 min
    How To Nourish Our Bodies Inside & Out During The Pandemic With Jane Clarke

    How To Nourish Our Bodies Inside & Out During The Pandemic With Jane Clarke

    With all this stress on our bodies and minds at the moment, I called on dietitian and cordon bleu chef Jane Clarke to help answer some questions on how to nourish our bodies inside and out. We recorded this bonus episode remotely so I hope you can hear us clearly.  Thank you to Jane for your words of wisdom!
    This episode covers the following topics: foods to eat when you’re anxious, how to get a better sleep rhythm and how not to put on too much weight at this time. 
    Show notes
    From pregnancy to your prime years, babies to teens, Jane’s book Nourish gives essential nutrition advice for every stage of life. Find out the foods to eat – and those to avoid – to protect your health and feel your best.
    Jane is both a dietitian and Cordon Bleu chef with more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition industry.
    Jane is the author of nine best-selling books, was a columnist for over a decade for The Daily Mail, Observer, The Times and The Mail on Sunday, and regularly contributes on TV.
    She worked with Jamie Oliver on several of his projects, including the School Meals revolution, which showed that people-power can bring about social change. It is with this same mindset and passion that she is leading Nourish by Jane Clarke, which provides a solution to the problem of undernourishment and provides empowerment and inspiration to those who are vulnerable or facing a health challenge.
    Jane was the first person in the UK to open a private dietetic clinic, establishing a highly successful specialist Nutrition and Dietetic practice in London that has been running for the past 27 years. She advises some of Britain’s leading sportspeople, entertainers and media professionals, and has been personal dietitian and nutritionist for David Beckham and Benedict Cumberbatch.
    She is particularly regarded for her work with those living with serious illnesses such as cancer, neurological degenerative conditions, dementia and stroke, supporting patients from early diagnosis right through to end of life care, across all ages, including paediatric cancers and early onset dementia.
    Jane has been awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to nourishing the vulnerable from the University of West London. As a qualified Dietician, Jane spearheads Nutrition and Dietetic practices in London and Leicester advising some of Britain's leading sportspeople and many of the world's biggest actors, music and media personalities, whilst also continuing to treat young children, teenagers and adults with health problems such as diabetes, IBS, dementia, depression.
    Jane runs a specialist cancer and dementia nutrition practice in Marylebone, where she treats patients referred by GPs, consultants, carers and relatives.
    Jane was David Beckham's Personal Dietician & Nutritionist during the 2006 World Cup, whilst also advising him and his team at his Football Training Academy.
    Her books include the best selling series “Jane Clarke's Bodyfoods”, Yummy! A Children's Nutritional Guide, Yummy Baby, Nourish and Complete Family Nutrition. She is also a regular contributor on British Television including all the major networks. She has written for The Daily Mail, Observer, London Times and The Mail on Sunday.
    She was the Nutritional Consultant working alongside Jamie Oliver, on his groundbreaking television series Jamie's School Dinners and Jamie's co-presenter on Eat to Save Your Life! "Jane Clarke is an exceptional nutritionist. She loves food and she's a great cook - what a tiger!" - Jamie Oliver
    What is My Baba?
    My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.
    Visit mybaba.com 
    Email us at info@mybaba.com
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    • 22 min
    How To Craft Whether You’re 1 Or 100 With Nanny Anita And Maggy Woodley

    How To Craft Whether You’re 1 Or 100 With Nanny Anita And Maggy Woodley

    We thought this brilliant episode with arts and crafts blogger and founder of Red Ted Art, Maggy Woodley and My Baba's very own craft extraordinaire Nanny Anita was very timely for the moment. We really hope it sparks some great ideas for crafting and getting hands-on with the kids now and in the coming months.
    This episode is about crafting, experiments and having fun with kids of all ages. We talk about fine motor skills and educational aspects to crafting and everything in between. It's amazing how much can be done with bits and bobs floating around the house. Crafting with kids definitely shouldn’t cost a fortune and I really hope you get inspired by these two crafty queens, whether it be a seasonal craft with the kids or a 5-minute rainy day activity.
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    Show notes
    Easy Paper Projects, Maggy Woodley, for more info visit here.
    Maggy's resources and links: 
    https://iheartcraftythings.com/ https://www.hellowonderful.co/ https://www.artycraftykids.com/ https://kidscraftroom.com/ https://www.science-sparks.com/ https://babbledabbledo.com/ https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/ https://rainydaymum.co.uk/ Maggy's favourite crafts:
    https://www.redtedart.com/corner-bookmarks-designs/
    https://www.redtedart.com/story-art-great-start-giraffes-cant-dance/
    https://www.redtedart.com/autumn-crafts-chestnut-kastanien/
    https://www.redtedart.com/49-diy-christmas-ornaments/
    Nanny Anita's crafts:
    Friendship bracelets Monster blow painting Toucan paper plates Paper plate animals French knitting Origami Father Christmas Christmas cards Fluid painting Cross stitch coasters Lavender salt dough gifts Zen gardens Inside out stress balls Magical colour mixing Native American headdress Dream catchers God's eye Red cabbage indicator experiment Pendulum painting Love rocks Rainbow stacking stones Nanny Anita's recommended useful websites:
    Imagination Tree
    Tinker Lab
    Babble Dabble Do
    Buggy and Buddy
    Housing A Forest
    Kitchen Table Classroom.
    Happy Hooligans
    What is My Baba?
    My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.
    Visit mybaba.com 
    The Content on this podcast is provided by My Baba and represents our sole opinions and views. For more information on our terms and conditions please refer to the website: https://www.mybaba.com/terms-conditions/

    • 36 min
    How To Tackle Screen-Time As A 2020 Parent

    How To Tackle Screen-Time As A 2020 Parent

    This episode of My Baba's podcast Parental Control is dedicated to talking about screen-time, technology and children's behaviour.
     
    From Fortnite and Minecraft to apps and dreaded social media, child psychologist Dr. Maryhan Baker helps unfold these taboos and gives us all some great advice and food for thought on parenting in 2020!
     
    This is a must-listen for any modern parent or anyone who might feel like a distracted parent.
     
    More articles and expert advice by Dr. Maryhan:
     
    Parental Control: Episode 6 How to Raise Well-Behaved Children & Why You Should Never Tell Your Child To Calm Down
     
    How To Manage Screen-Time In Five Easy Steps
     
    How To Create A Stress-Free School Drop Off In Five Easy Steps
     
    Must-Read Expert Advice On How To Support A Child With ADHD
     
    How To Help Toddlers Manager Their Emotions & Avoid Tantrums
     
    Help Your Child Wind Down After School With These Simple Steps
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    Show notes
    What is My Baba?
    My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.
    Visit mybaba.com 
    The Content on this podcast is provided by My Baba and represents our sole opinions and views. For more information on our terms and conditions please refer to the website: https://www.mybaba.com/terms-conditions/

    • 25 min
    Sophie Stanbury On Beauty, Fitness & Interior Hacks for Mamas

    Sophie Stanbury On Beauty, Fitness & Interior Hacks for Mamas

    My Baba founder Leonora talks to Sophie Stanbury about everything from beauty and fitness to finding that perfect work-family balance. Living in London with her two boys, she shares her top tips on interiors, where to go in town and life as an influencer.  
    This episode is full of Sophie's tips and tricks on how to look good, including how she looks after her amazing mane of hair, to getting things done at home.
    Show notes
    Follow Sophie Stanbury:
    Instagram @sophiestanbury
    Twitter @sophie_stanbury
    Website sophiestanbury.co.uk
    About Sophie
    Sophie grew up just outside London in Surrey. After the birth of her first child Harry she studied at the Inchbald School of Interior Design, following her passions she started her own interior decorating business. She previously headed up the designer relations team at Swarovski where she was working with designers in fashion, stage and screen, lighting, jewellery and product design. It is her varied career which has given her such an insight into the interior, fashion and luxury world -­‐ she has spent her career in London working alongside London’s elite. Her creative, outgoing and driven personality combined with excellent negotiation skills and commitment to hard work has led to her success. From hedge funds in New York designing the Chairman’s private homes to London’s most prestigious private members' club Annabel’s running their membership and private events.
    Sophie was introduced as a main cast member on the hit Bravo TV series Ladies of London in 2016, having formerly appeared as a friend in the second series. She was a very popular member of the cast navigating her journey of becoming a single mother and going through separation and later divorce. She was seen as a role model for many women going through similar experiences. She was also recognized for her ability to balance being a hands-­‐on mother with running her own interior design business which she still does.

    Sophie plans to launch a very exciting hair product line next year which will provide a shortcut to home styling and is perfect for all busy glam girls on the run.
    Sophie is also brand ambassador for a number of fashion, beauty and handbag brands and has collaborated on several fitness campaigns.
    Email us at info@mybaba.com
    Follow us on Instagram @mybabainsta and @mybabagram
    What is My Baba?
    My Baba provides the daily scoop on family, food and lifestyle - we’re not just experts at all things parenting.
    Visit mybaba.com 
    The Content on this podcast is provided by My Baba and represents our sole opinions and views. For more information on our terms and conditions please refer to the website: https://www.mybaba.com/terms-conditions/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

trevthomas ,

Really enjoyed this...

Really insightful podcast for parents with children of all ages, will definitely be taking on board Lizzies sugar advice

elloeeeee ,

Ideal for commuting

I listen to this on the way to work - very informative and engaging! Can’t wait for the next episode 😀

Christina_walter ,

Great podcast.

Super insightful about hidden sugars, will definitely be using Lizzie’s after school snack advice! ♥️

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