Leading parenting support charity based in Northern Ireland discuss the topics that parents want to know more about. Exploring the realities of modern parenting, providing information and tips to help support parents with the issues that matter to them.
Ep. 24. Importance of Play with PlayBoard NI
This month, we chatted to Laura Perry & Aidan Burns from PlayBoard NI about the Importance of Play! Play is so important for children's development for so many reasons. Find out all of the facts about play on this episode!
PlayBoard NI > https://www.playboard.org/
Summer of Play > https://www.summerofplay.co.uk/
Parenting NI > https://www.parentingni.org/
Ep. 23. Cutting Down Treats with the safefood START Campaign
In this episode, Catherine chats to Aileen McGloin, Director of Marketing and Communications at safefood & Joana da Silva, Expert in Human Health and Nutrition at safefood. The trio discuss the latest safefood 'START' campaign which aims to equip parents with the tools to adopt better healthy eating habits for their family & cut down on treats!
Find out more about the campaign & find healthy recipes, tips & tricks for parents here! > https://www.safefood.net/start
Ep 22. Encouraging Your Child to Read with Chris from BookTrust NI
In this episode, Catherine is joined by Chris Eisenstadt from BookTrust NI to discuss reading! The pair chat about the benefits of reading with your child & have lots of helpful tips for parents to help foster a genuine enjoyment of reading in their children. There are so many simple ways to help encourage your child to get into reading - listen now for some tips!
Ep 21. Working Mums with Gail Toal
In this episode, Catherine is joined by the fabulous Gail Toal, Financial Wellbeing Manager for Bank of Ireland. They chat about the impact that the pandemic has had on working parents while homeschooling & discuss employee wellbeing tactics, a variety of self-care suggestions, and work-life balance strategies.
Ep. 20 Parental Mental Health
Catherine catches up with the fabulous Shirley Millar, Education Manager for Parenting NI. The pair discuss the impact the pandemic is having on parental mental health. They share lots of strategies & tips for parents to practice to improve their mental health & discuss how doing this can positively impact the children in your life.
You can check out our Facebook page for helpful tips, support & much more as the pandemic continues and brings with it an array of problems for parents to manage.
For more support contact Parenting NI for free on 0808 8010 722 or visit www.parentingni.org.
Ep 19: Parenting In The Pandemic
Our new host Catherine catches up with Parenting NI Parental Participation Officer, Elaine & Business Development Officer, Rosie. In this episode, they discuss their experiences of Parenting in the Pandemic & reflect on the challenges this situation has brought for parents in 2020