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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.

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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.

    We had Father Christmas live on air on the Parents’ Show!

    We had Father Christmas live on air on the Parents’ Show!

    This week, we had Father Christmas himself on the Parents’ Show as four local children discussed their present list with him.
    Local resident and author Marguerite Skinner told us about the Step Outside guides which guide you around London.
    We also had the fabulous Claire Healy from Raring2Go telling us about all the events in the area over the Christmas period.
     

    CBBC Dengineers visit The Parents’ Show

    CBBC Dengineers visit The Parents’ Show

    Calling all Dengineers fans! We met and spoke to CBBC presenter Meryl Fernandez and the show’s designer Emma Kosh. They gave us an incredible insight into how the show is produced. Dengineers is an excellent blend of fun, education and teamwork.
    We will also spoke to a panel of Dengineer fans from our local area.

    What can we do about Climate change? We find out on The Parents’ Show

    What can we do about Climate change? We find out on The Parents’ Show

    One of the few good news stories at the moment is Climate Change finally getting the exposure it should and the media lens is on it right now.
    Extinction Rebellion has successfully put the climate emergency into being and brought the topic into the mainstream.
    Right here on our doorstep we have great people doing impressive work on the subject.
    Kate Jeffery, a behavioural scientist who is looking into the psychology behind why we aren’t taking sufficient action to counter climate change will join us.
    We will speak to local Mum and environmental consultant, Sarah Gillespy, who has decided this topic is simply too urgent to ignore and has made it her top priority in her family’s life now. Local school girl, Rani Taylor, will talk to us about her journey into action on climate change and why parents need to do their bit too!

    It’s awards night on the Parents’ Show as we talk to some of the winners, sponsors and organisers of the Raring2Go Awards 2019

    It’s awards night on the Parents’ Show as we talk to some of the winners, sponsors and organisers of the Raring2Go Awards 2019

    Lydia and Rebecca reflect on the St Albans Raring2Go awards, with organiser Claire Healey, and some of the sponsors and winners  from the event.
     

    It’s all about Dads on the Parents’ Show

    It’s all about Dads on the Parents’ Show

    Steve Simpson and Rebecca Rowe talk about Dads in this episode of the Parents’ Show. They discuss dads as role models, with John Adams, creator of the Dad Blog UK (https://dadbloguk.com/), and Adrienne Burgess of the Fatherhood Institute (http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org)
     

    Talking about University admissions and ‘fleeing the nest, with Kathy & Lydia on The Parents’ Show

    Talking about University admissions and ‘fleeing the nest, with Kathy & Lydia on The Parents’ Show

    In this episode we talk to local parents as well as educational guru Natalie Lancer about University admissions, our children flying the nest and how both they and we cope!

Customer Reviews

djsilverfox53 ,

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.

Evelyn Ruse ,

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!

Dapper Dan 75 ,

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!

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