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.
VACCINES, CAREERS IN LAW AND ENGAGING CHILDREN IN POLITICS
This week's Parents' Show continues the theme of last week's show on Covid vaccination for 12-15 year-olds, as we speak to local GP Dr Alison Cowan about the myths currently circulating.
We also speak to Jessica Smith from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors about how to progress a career in the Legal profession and recent changes to the process for students wanting to take up Law as a career.
Finally, we talk to Rosa Slater from the Politics Project about how they are helping schools and students to engage with local and national politicians.
We ask our young people about the Covid vaccination
This week, we're talking about the covid vaccination.Vaccinations have opened up to 12–15-year-olds in the UK.
How do our young people feel about that?Are they being sucked into anti-vaccination disinformation?
We speak to Finn, Tara and Sarah from Verulam School, Beaumont School - St Albans and St George's School respectively.
They talk us through their thoughts and opinions on the vaccination and how young people might be influenced by disinformation.
Giving us the word on the social media street from across Europe are Jordy Nijenhuis from Dare to be Grey and Olivier Cauberghs from Textgain about trends on disinformation and potential dangers that come with it.
The Parents' Show is proudly sponsored by Rayden Solicitors.
TryTime Rugby and the Baby College on The Parents’ Show
It’s the last Parents’ Show this Thursday before we all spend the summer holidays with our children.
In this episode we speak to Chris Gomez From TryTime Rugby St Albans about rugby for kids and Heather Birt from Baby College Mid-Herts about some of the key baby development insights they cover with parents at the Baby College, and how they have adapted to cope with all the lockdowns.
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Theatre for kids and collaborative law – what’s that?
We spoke to David Bevan from Best Theatre Arts about how the past 18 months have been and their exciting plans for the summer #BestFest and #Olympiaganza.
Then in the second part we spoke to Lehna Gardiner from Rayden Solicitors here in #StAlbans about Collaborative Law - a positive and constructive approach to divorce.
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Our young people talk about Sustainability
We dedicated this week's show to SustFest21. We handed over the microphone to St Albans student Lilly Golding to explore the topics around the Climate crisis.
She spoke to Simon Grover from St Albans Green party about the role he is playing.
She also spoke to Eliza Lau-Johnston from Twenty_Outfits, and then chatted to a selection of young people from Garden Fields School, Fleetville Juniors and Beaumont School about some impressive initiatives and action they have been taking.
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Talking Suicide Prevention on The Parents’ Show
This week we’re talking openly & honestly about #suicideprevention with Debi Roberts from The OLLIE Foundation& Alice Hendy, Founder of Ripple Suicide Prevention.
We also chat to Suzy Moody from Home-Start Hertfordshire about how they are planning the coming months and returning to ‘normal’.Painful but essential listening for #parents
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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!