The Parents' Show was launched in October 2010 by local parents from St Albans with the aim of providing parents or anyone who cares for kids with up-to-date information and resources on the issues that matter to them.
The show is broadcast live every Thursday evening from 8-9pm. Each week, we select a theme, as suggested by one of our listeners, and each week we get a top expert in the studio responding to listener questions and concerns. We also discuss local resources available to parents.
We have regular contributors giving us what's on guides for children and families, restaurant reviews for child-friendly establishments and advice on green parenting. To date, the show a whole host of topics - for example - eating disorders in children, autism, imaginative play for young children, adoption, puberty, school selection, weaning and family finances.
Lockdown Dads – Holiday Special
On The Parents' Show this week, Steve Simpson explores the role of Dads in the annual family holiday, with the help of the Lockdown Dads panel.This lighthearted and irreverent romp through the pitfalls of the holiday process from planning to unpacking, puts the burning issues in front of this clueless collection of dads, with typically [...]
Talking Apps for Mental Health and coping with loss through children’s novels
This episode of The Parents' Show sees Lydia and Seema talking to Jessica Swainston from Cogenis, who are developing Apps for helping children's mental health using Artificial Intelligence, and specifically the new WING app which helps parents work with their children on social media. https://cogenis.com/ In part 2, Steve meets Liana Wall, a local author [...]
DADS IN LOCKDOWN – DIET AND FITNESS, PART 2
It's part 2 of Lockdown Dads this week, and they continue their quest to keep fit and healthy during lockdown with the help of Ben Chibnall. Join Steve, Andrew, Tristan, Toby, Sammy and Monir, you may get some useful tips!
Dads in Lockdown – Diet and Fitness
The Lockdown Dads are back! This week, they tackle the hefty subjects of diet and fitness, and are joined this week by Ben Chibnall, a personal trainer from Hertfordshire. They spoke for so long we had to break the show into two parts! So tune in again next week to hear more from the Lockdown [...]
Home schooling during lockdown
Many of us are still finding our way with Home Learning. How has it been? What's the future if September does not allow us all to return to a little normality as we hope? Hannah Morris, Educational Psychologist in our local area spoke to us about the pressure schools are under, what parents should prioritise [...]
Talking about setting goals, London Buses and antisemitism during Covid-19 Lockdown on The Parents’ Show
This week, we were really pleased to have great guests sharing their knowledge and adventures with us. Debi Roberts from the The OLLIE Foundation talked about how valuable GOALS are in stopping us from becoming overwhelmed. We heard about how to set them and what to do. Mike and Peter who are going to do a marathon in [...]
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Superb help and advice on parenting
The team on this show are brilliant. They cover so many sibjects for parenting that you wouldn't even consider. Well worth a listen anytime. All subjects are handled with sensitivity, and they get advice and thoughts from experts around the world, as well as parents and practicioners.
Also Relevant For Grandparents
I am a grandmother from Devon and was looking for a podcast about parenting as I want to play as full and active part in my granchildren's lives as possible. This podcast is really useful and covers many relevant topics such as bullying and autism.
I'm not sure if the programme makers intended this to be useful for grandparents as well but I heartily endorse it - well done!
Top Parenting Podcast
Well done to the team who produced this informative and entertaining podcast!
Whilst being produced in Hertfordshire for local parents, this podcast is useful for ALL parents (and maybe even grandparents). They cover relevant topics and have lively, entertaining & relevant discussions.
This is BY parents, FOR parents!