Literacy Difficulties – it is school report season – this is the time parents often get feedback on how their child is doing during the year but for some parents, feedback from school, teachers, and reports might raise questions, worries and thoughts of what help is required next. It is also transition time, when children move between primary and secondary schools. For children struggling with literacy difficulties, this can bring more challenges and for parents, it might feel like starting all over again.
Food intolerance – what do we actually know about it and where can we go to get our children tested?
In this episode of the Parents’s Show, Lydia talks about adoption. Adopting a child is a process filled with anticipation, giving a secure home to a child who needs a family and possibly also fulfilling the dreams of parenthood for those who don’t want to or can’t have a child. It’s such a beautiful picture – a child in need finds a home and new life and a happy ever after.
Have you got a child who simply does not know what to do next? Maybe they are unsure how to decide between different career routes? Has the advice been there for them? In this show, we talk to national careers expert, Deirdre Hughes OBE, Susan Smith, who manages career provision at a local secondary school [...]
The American election has just occurred and many parents are thinking about how to explain recent events to their children. We talk to the editor of First News (Britain's best newspaper for kids), Nicky Cox, three parents (one in the USA) telling us how their children have responded to recent political events, a representative from [...]
Grammar schools are like Marmite! There has been a great deal of discussion about on the back of the government’s announcement to increase the number of grammar schools in England. How do parents feel about this development? Do we fully understand what this might mean for our children? We are going to speak to an [...]
Hardly a day goes past without us reading about mental health of children and teens in the news today. There is a reason for that. Research shows that there has been an explosion of mental health issues in children and teens. Two excellent local representatives help us explore this issue in depth. On this edition [...]
Guests include Megan aged 15 and her teacher, mental health ambassador Pooky Knightsmith, psychologist Dr Jessica Valentine and Nicola Kalozois from the OLLIE Foundation.
Talking to brain scientist, Lorcan Kenny on this show on how children's brains work and also to two children who have been to his brain detective lab in London. Dr. Amanda Gummer from the Fundamentally Children website discusses and recomends educational toys.
All about the menopause with top consultant Andrew Hexall. Andrew was appointed to the West Herts hospitals NHS Trust as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 2002. He is the clinical lead for Urogynaecology (the treatment of female bladder problems and prolapse) for West Hertfordshire and also has special interests in the treatment of pelvic [...]