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 7-8pm. 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.
The Herts Ad School Awards 2018 – all the finalists and winners
Listen to the entire awards ceremony where all the finalists and winners in the Herts Ad School Awards 2018 were announced by Radio Verulam's own Kathy Weston of the Parents' Show and the fantastic sponsors.
Hear interviews with finalists and winners by Parents' Show presenters Lydia El-Khouri and Seema Barker.
Talking about race, ethnicity and how we live together
We live in a multi-cultural country yet for some reason, talking about race, ethnicity and how we live together is often taboo. We are raising children in a world that is some ways seems increasingly intolerant to diversity. Why is it important to acknowledge difference? How do we talk about difference? How do we talk ... Read more
The implications of Brexit on Family Law and Summer activities for children
In this week’s show we spoke about the possible implications of Brexit on family law in the UK. There are changes happening in the UK that potentially affect children living in Britain who have parents from within the EU and the UK. What exactly is ‘settled status’ and who fits the criteria? To help parents ... Read more
St Albans’ new Museum – have you been? If not, why not?
St Albans’ New Museum – have you been? If not, why not? It is not just a modern state of the art and beautifully renovated building in the centre of our city, it is also a fantastic resource for parents who want to know the history of it. Firstly we spoke to Eleanor Payne and ... Read more
Talking about children going back to school and separation anxiety
It is back to school, most of us have forgotten there was a summer holiday at all. So let’s take stock of what going back to school means for parents and more importantly for children. Some children sail through the doors of school and don’t look back. Others struggle either because they tend to worry ... Read more
Talking about Bone Marrow transplants
Kathy Weston and The Parents' Show discusses the topic of bone marrow transplants in children with inspirational guests Holly and Rupert Cross, Steve Simpson, Sarah Rogers from Anthony Nolan and music by local pupil, Ben Summers from Onslow St Audreys School in Hatfield.