Created with Sketch.
32 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
#20 - The Formative Years Series: Session 1 - Potty Training
38 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
#19 - Mental Health During Lockdown
As we fast approach the one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown, it is no wonder that many parents are concerned about the future mental health impact of the ongoing pandemic on our children and young people.So, what can we do, as parents, to help safeguard our children against mental health risks? How do we talk to our children about topics like anxiety, depression or even suicide? And where do we turn to, if we need extra help?For some answers to all of these questions and more, our host, Roger Gowdy, recently chatted to Professor Siobhan O’Neill, Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland.Don't forget you can call our free confidential helpline at Parentline NI, on 0808 8020 400, if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
26 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
#18 - The Importance of Reading
In this episode, we dive in to all things "books and reading". We are encouraged as parents to read to our children from day 1, but just why is it so important? Is the benefit of reading purely academic or is there another side to it that perhaps far outweighs this?How do we encourage our children to continue to read as they grow and develop into teens and young adults?Lucy Lewis from BookTrust joins our host Roger Gowdy to shed some light on these and other questions.Many thanks to all who contributed to this episode - Lucy Lewis, Carolyn Gowdy, Ciaran Traynor, and our fabulous readers, Finn Gowdy, Taliah Bittle and Caleb Bittle.For further information on BookTrust go to www.booktrust.org.uk.Don't forget you can call our free confidential helpline at Parentline NI to chat about any parenting issue on 0808 8020 400.
34 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
#17 - Money On Your Mind?
In this episode we talked to Sarah Wright from Advice Space all about money management - a hot topic for January (and let's face it, the rest of the year too!).If you have concerns about money, listen to find out how to maximise your income, reduce your outgoings and find ways to get immediate help with your finances.You can contact Advice Space on 0300 123 3233 and find more information at www.advicespace.meRemember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
22 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
#16 - Let's Talk Relationships
Listen to Stevie from Relate NI share information and tips on how to positively communicate with your children about the topic of Relationship and Sexuality Education. Engagement with children can be difficult as a parent, these are positive ways to bring up the conversation and talk openly.We hope you get lots of value from this episode and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast to receive our next episode hot off the press!Remember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
25 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
#15 - Parents' Guide To Christmas : Focussing On What Matters
In this episode we talk all things Christmas with our new Parentline Head of Service, June Onyekwelu.The festive period can be the "most wonderful time of the year" as the song goes, but for many families it can come with all sorts of challenges. In addition to this, we are still in the grips of a global pandemic which is set to make Christmas 2020 a very strange one indeed.We talked to June about a host of issues around the topic of parenting at Christmas, including:pressures of buying expensive giftsfinancial pressures in generalimportance of self caremanaging separation and contact arrangements at Christmas...to name a few.We hope you get lots of value from this episode and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast to receive our next episode hot off the press!Remember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
43 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
#14 - School Life after Lockdown: Striking the Balance
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost ever aspect of our lives in 2020. Arguably one of the most affected groups in society has been our children and young people whose education has been disrupted in unprecedented ways.In this episode we speak to Glenda Walsh, Head of Early Years at Stranmillis University College, Belfast about the impact that lockdown had, and continues to have, on children, young people and their parents in Northern Ireland.We also discussed more generally our approach to Education in Northern Ireland and how parents can help our children strike the right balance between academic achievement and wellbeing.You can read the report into homeschooling during lockdown mentioned in the podcast here: https://www.stran.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Research-Report-Homeschooling-in-Northern-Ireland-during-the-COVID-19-Crisis.pdfYou can access the Good Childhood Report, also mentioned, here: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/good-childhoodRemember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
26 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
#13 - Caring Behind Closed Doors: Tips for Parent Carers
The vast majority of the time, care is provided behind closed doors, in people's homes. It is often largely invisible too. We chat to Clare-Ann Magee from Carers NI about what support is available to parent carers and what steps can be taken to help. Report Behind Closed Doors can be downloaded here: https://www.carersuk.org/images/News_and_campaigns/Behind_Closed_Doors_2020/Caring_behind_closed_doors_April20_pages_web_final.pdf Carers NI can be contacted here: https://www.carersuk.org/northernirelandRemember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
36 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
#12 - The Joys and Challenges of Modern Fatherhood with Ibe Sesay
In this episode we sat down (virtually) with Q Radio Presenter and Parentline Ambassador Ibe Sesay. Ibe and our host Roger Gowdy chatted all things fatherhood in the modern era.Topics covered, among other were:- the joys and fears of witnessing the births of our children- the changing role of being a dad- where our parenting styles comes from- the values we want to instil in our kidsThe songs that reminded us of our kids were:Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia: https://youtu.be/s4KZs0mLJiQPaul Simon - Father And Daughter: https://youtu.be/COQPSoRFdwgBarry White - My First My Last My Everything: https://youtu.be/tB54XUhA9_wCamelPhat & Elderbrook - Cola: https://youtu.be/LcNXG-6SqWAPhats & Small - Turn Around: https://youtu.be/2kXMcjKhBgUJohn Mayer - Daughters: https://youtu.be/rZLbUIa7exETo find out more about Ibe's radio show go to https://www.goqradio.com/on-air/q-rad...Remember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
23 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
#11 - Inspiring Creativity in Young People with Joan Burney Keatings
In this podcast we talk to Joan Burney Keatings MBE, CEO of Cinemagic. Cinemagic is a local charity, founded in Belfast over 30 years ago, and each year they put on the Cinemagic International Television and Film Festival for young people which is running for the month of October in 2020.We talked about:- the highlights of the festival this year and how parents and young people can get involved- the challenges of scheduling a festival during a global pandemic- how parents can encourage their kids to use technology and encourage creativity in the home while staying safe- the booming TV industry in NI at the moment and how young people can embrace the opportunities that will come from thatIf you want to find more information about the festival go to https://filmfestival.cinemagic.org.ukRemember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance on any parenting issue.
20 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
#10 - Tips for parents during a difficult lockdown situation
Life under lockdown can be especially tough for parents. Our professional Parenting Support Officer Julie talks about life during lockdown and shares some tips for helping with the educational side of things, looking after yourself and dealing with those tough situations which you feel you can no longer cope.Remember Parentline is here for you so please call 0808 8020 400 if you wish to discuss anything in this podcast.
31 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
#9 - Parenting Children with Disabilities with Marian Bradley
Parenting can be a challenge for us all, but when a child has disabilities, a further set of complex challenges are added to the parenting role. We sat down with our parent advocate Marian Bradley whose daughter Meabh has lived with severe disabilities from birth. It was deeply moving to discuss the achievements and challenges of Marian's parenting journey. We got to ask her some questions that some people may be too afraid to ask. We really hope this rich conversation helps you on your journey as a parent. Remember Parentline is here for you so please call 0808 8020 400 if you wish to discuss anything in this podcast.
26 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
#8 - Maternal Mental Health Matters with Lindsay Robinson
In this podcast we talk to Lindsay Robinson about maternal mental health during pregnancy, after having a baby and in general. She shares her journey past and present and debunks the notion that there is such a thing as the perfect motherhood. Listen now to hear about Lindsay's journey as well as information on where to go for help and support.Remember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance.
30 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
#7 - Top Tips for Surviving Christmas as a Family
Christmas is just around the corner. During this festive season there is no doubt that parents feel some degree of stress or anxiety. Whether it’s the financial pressure or living up to expectations, this podcast is all about you having a stress free family Christmas. We hope these tips will help you as parents relax and enjoy the day.Remember to contact Parentline on 0808 8020 400 if you need advice, support or guidance.
23 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
#5 - Building Resilience - What parents need to know
All children are capable of extraordinary things. We as parents can't change what challenges they may face as they grow but we can teach them the skills so these challenges can be overcome. We can build their resilience. Listen to Social Worker Ciaran Traynor on how to build resilience in your child.You can call Parentline on 0808 8020 400 or chat online at www.ci-ni.org.uk
23 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
#4 - Working Mums: How to Juggle the Work/Life Balance with Kerry McLean
It’s never easy being a mum trying to juggle family life with work life. We chatted to broadcaster Kerry McLean about how mums can get closer to reaching an ideal work life balance.You can call Parentline on 0808 8020 400 or chat online at www.ci-ni.org.uk
21 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
#3 - The Cost of Caring For Kids – Tackling Childcare
Caring for children doesn't come cheap, and with costs continuing to rise many parents are resorting to using savings, credit cards or payday loans to cover the cost.In this episode, we talked to Aoife Hamilton from Employers for Childcare to find out what help is available for parents and get some top tips on keeping a handle on childcare costs.You can call Parentline on 0808 8020 400 or chat online at www.ci-ni.org.uk
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021