Parentlanders – welcome to your podcast. You ask the questions; we’ll ask the experts. Get past all those bumps in the road. The podcast for every parent in the world!
Homeschooling during Covid-19
Expert advice about teaching your kids at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Mercy and Linda discuss practical ways to juggle work, educate your children, and avoid parental burnout with two experts: Dr Amelia Roberts, deputy director of University College London’s Centre for Inclusive Education in the UK, and Dr Maria Elena Brianda from University of Louvain in Belgium.
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Parenting in a pandemic
How do you keep your family healthy and happy in the coronavirus lockdown? Mercy and Linda put your questions – from giving birth in a pandemic to how to explain Covid-19 to kids - to two experts: Dr Pia Rebello Britto, UNICEF’s Chief of Early Childhood Development, and Dr Steve Wall, Senior Director of Newborn Health at Save the Children.
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Bonus: My pregnant life
“I’m pregnant!” A special episode with the Bollywood actor and the presenter of the My Indian Life podcast, Kalki Koechlin. Attitudes to unmarried mothers, the feeling that “I don't belong to myself”, caesarean births - Kalki has lots of questions.
Welcome to this mash-up with My Indian Life, with Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna and Kalki Koechlin.
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So many questions, so little time
It’s the final episode of the first season, so Mercy and Linda are trying to answer as many of your questions as possible. How do you deal with sleepwalking? Maria, who lives in Portugal, wants to know how to stop her middle child from telling lies. And Ralf Henkel, from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, weighs in on male fertility and how to prepare for conceiving.
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Avoiding parental burnout
'Never feel guilty for taking time for you.' How do you care for yourself while you’re also caring for kids? Mercy and Linda talk to Moira Mikolajczak, an expert in parental burnout, about how taking a break for self-care is really important. And the team visit Sweaty Mama, in the north of England, where mums can meet up, exercise and improve their mental health.
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Should screen time be limited?
'I don’t want to raise cyborgs.' When it comes to screen time, how much is too much? And is there such a thing as 'good' screen time? Mercy and Linda are joined by Sonia Livingstone, a professor of social psychology who studies internet use in childhood, and Parentland takes to the streets of London to ask teenagers what they think about their use of technology. #Parentland
We need Season 2
When is Season 2 coming back ???????
I like the balance between anecdote / personal experience but love the experts (international) on parenting. IMO, above all - it's up to us parents to do with this information / insight as we please... after all the audience is international and multicultural, and the last thing I want is an universal approach to parenting... impossible...
LOVED your podcasts on multilingualism (and biliteracy), THANK YOU!
So far - so good!
Interesting and engaging for this new mama.