25 episodes

To raise thriving children parents need better support. Parentline NI is here for all parents offering support, guidance or advice wherever you are on the parenting journey. We are a helpline for parents operated by Children in Northern Ireland. The Parentline podcasts will explore the ups and downs of parenting with honest and frank discussions to support parents to lay the strongest possible foundations for their children. Find out more information about Parentline NI at http://www.ci-ni.org.uk/parentline-ni

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To raise thriving children parents need better support. Parentline NI is here for all parents offering support, guidance or advice wherever you are on the parenting journey. We are a helpline for parents operated by Children in Northern Ireland. The Parentline podcasts will explore the ups and downs of parenting with honest and frank discussions to support parents to lay the strongest possible foundations for their children. Find out more information about Parentline NI at http://www.ci-ni.org.uk/parentline-ni

    #25 - Approaching Challenges at School

    #25 - Approaching Challenges at School

    In this episode we talk about back to school and all that brings. 
    For some children and their parents school life can bring with it a whole set of challenges.

    Kerry chats with one of our Parent Support Workers, Kathy, talking all about some of the tricky issues faced at school including: anxiety, bullying, homework stress, communication with school. 

    Have a listen and let us know what you think!
    Remember, the Parentline Team are here, on 0808 8020 400, to listen and offer support & guidance on any parenting issue.

    • 49 min
    #24 - Exam Results: Helping you to feel prepared

    #24 - Exam Results: Helping you to feel prepared

    In this episode we talk about exam results with our Parent Support Officer, Julie Schiess.
    We all know this is an exciting but potentially stressful time for young people and their families. Feeling emotionally prepared yourself and having some resources and coping strategies in place, can really make all the difference.
    Kerry talks to Julie about helping families to make the most of any exam outcomes. They focus on strategies to maintain communication, strengthen connections and prioritise positive mental health.
    Remember, the Parentline team is here on 0808 8020 400 to listen, offer support and guidance on any issue.

    • 54 min
    #23 - The Formative Years Series: Session 4 - Returning to Work After Parental Leave

    #23 - The Formative Years Series: Session 4 - Returning to Work After Parental Leave

    For the final episode in our Formative Years series we are talking about transitions. In this podcast we are chatting about transitions we parents make in our parenting journeys, and having a chat with parent guest Laura all about the transition of stepping back into work after parental leave. 
    Returning to work after maternity leave, parental leave or career break can be a big step for both your child/children, for yourself and your family. Navigating the practicalities, the separation and emotions can be a challenging time as you, your child and your family adjust. 
    Kerry chats with parent guest Laura who has returned to work after maternity leave just this month. Kerry and Laura talk about how she is managing this big step, how she has felt, practical tips and most importantly being kind to yourself always. 
    We hope you enjoy the conversation and if you or someone close is returning to work soon this podcast will help support you in your transition. 
     
    Remember Parentline are here on 08008 8020 400 to listen, offer support or guidance on any parenting issue. 

    • 32 min
    #22 - The Formative Years Series: Session 3 - Sleep

    #22 - The Formative Years Series: Session 3 - Sleep

    In this episode we talk all about sleep or the lack of, with infant sleep consultant Susan Wallace from Settled Petals. 
     
    Sleep is a fundamental need for us all and getting a good nights rest is crucial for our overall health and wellbeing, but for many parents and children this is easier said than done! 
     
    Kerry talks to Susan about how sleeps works and encouraging positive sleep for our children and babies. Susan shares some helpful advice on; 
    ·       Bedtime routines  
    ·       Sleep environments 
    ·       Support to sleep 
    ·       Naps/ nap scheduling 
    ·       Sleep that works for the whole family 
    We hope you take away some helpful tips and strategies to put in place for your family and hopefully catch some more zzzZZZZ’s.
     
    Remember Parentline are here on 08008 8020 400 to listen, offer support or guidance on any parenting issue. 

    • 43 min
    #21 - The Formative Years Series: Session 2 - Fussy Eating

    #21 - The Formative Years Series: Session 2 - Fussy Eating

    • 47 min
    #20 - The Formative Years Series: Session 1 - Potty Training

    #20 - The Formative Years Series: Session 1 - Potty Training

    • 32 min

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