The Parenting NI Podcast
Ep 8: Managing Expectations of Exam Results

Ep 8: Managing Expectations of Exam Results

August 9, 2019

There's not long to go now until young people pick up their exam results! This can be a tense and nerve wrecking time for parents and young people, so this month we're chatting about how to manage your expectations and other options for your young people other than the traditional academic route. We also talk to Young Enterprise about investing in young people's entrepreneurial and employability skills. 

Ep 7: Summer Boredom

Ep 7: Summer Boredom

July 30, 2019

The kids are off for summer, which we are unbelievably halfway through! This month we're discussing ideas for beating boredom over the holidays. We also explore whether boredom can ever be a good thing for children and the importance of play.

You can read our accompanying article for more on the research and activity ideas: www.parentingni.org/blog/summer-boredom.

Ep 6: Father’s Day Special

Ep 6: Father’s Day Special

June 15, 2019

Happy Father's Day! This month is all about dads, Hear more about the Dads Project, chat about being a 'real' man with Conor McCafferty from Zest - Healing The Hurt of Self-harm and Suicide, inspiration and affirmations from Glenn Hinds Motivation & Coaching Consultants, and we talk to dads about having support for dads means to them.

Ep 5: Exercise

Ep 5: Exercise

May 30, 2019

After our stint in the Belfast City Marathon, this month is all about exercise and discussing the positive impact it can have on your mental health. We catch up with the Families Together Walking Group in St Mary's Primary School Strabane, hearing how walking brought them friendship and we also hear Thomas Walls from Grosvenor Community Centre and his inspirational journey with fitness and exercise.

Ep 4: Reading with your Children

Ep 4: Reading with your Children

April 30, 2019

This month we're talking all about reading and the benefits it has for children's development. We also have a chat with Libraries NI about some of the services libraries provide for families in Northern Ireland. Alongside the exciting news of our app and how we'll be running in the Belfast City Marathon Team Relay to help raise funds to continue the development of it. If you would like to donate we'd really appreciate it! You can do so here: https://localgiving.org/appeal/teampnirelay/

Ep 3: Mother’s Day Special - Working Mums

Ep 3: Mother’s Day Special - Working Mums

March 31, 2019

Happy Mother's Day! This month we're focusing on the challenges of balancing motherhood and a career following our special event for working mums at Belfast Castle. We discuss employee wellbeing, work life balance and ask mums about their experiences. 

Ep 2: Game On - Parenting & Video Games

Ep 2: Game On - Parenting & Video Games

February 4, 2019

For Safer Internet Day we discuss all things video gaming. From concerns to who children could be playing online with, to loot boxes and streaming. More information on children and gaming can be found on our website: https://www.parentingni.org/tag/gaming/

Ep 1: Introducing The Parenting NI Podcast!

Ep 1: Introducing The Parenting NI Podcast!

January 31, 2019

We've decided to give podcasting a go! This first episode introduces you to Parenting NI, the leading charity for parenting support in Northern Ireland and explores what we hope to do with the podcast. Thanks for listening! You can find out more about Parenting NI at www.parentingni.org