The Parenting NI Podcast
Online Grooming & Digital Safety

Online Grooming & Digital Safety

May 24, 2022

Tune in to the latest Parenting NI podcast when we talk to Detective Chief Inspector of the PSNI Kerry Brennan. This week we discuss the dangers your children can encounter online, including online grooming and how parents can become empowered to open the dialog of communication with their children around online safety and what they are doing online, and what to do if your child has been a victim from an online predator. 

Celebrating Fatherhood

Celebrating Fatherhood

May 12, 2022

Our very own Cahir gets together with a group of dad's to discuss all things fatherhood. 

The Parenting NI Podcast- The Big Parenting Survey

The Parenting NI Podcast- The Big Parenting Survey

February 25, 2022

Today we sit down with Conal Baxter, Senior Policy & Research Officer to discuss the findings of the Big Parenting Survey conducted by Parenting NI

Ep. 24. Importance of Play with PlayBoard NI

Ep. 24. Importance of Play with PlayBoard NI

June 30, 2021

This month, we chatted to Laura Perry & Aidan Burns from PlayBoard NI about the Importance of Play! Play is so important for children's development for so many reasons. Find out all of the facts about play on this episode! 

 

PlayBoard NI > https://www.playboard.org/

Summer of Play > https://www.summerofplay.co.uk/

Parenting NI > https://www.parentingni.org/

Ep. 23. Cutting Down Treats with the safefood START Campaign

Ep. 23. Cutting Down Treats with the safefood START Campaign

May 20, 2021

In this episode, Catherine chats to Aileen McGloin, Director of Marketing and Communications at ‎safefood & Joana da Silva, Expert in Human Health and Nutrition at safefood. The trio discuss the latest safefood 'START' campaign which aims to equip parents with the tools to adopt better healthy eating habits for their family & cut down on treats! 

 

Find out more about the campaign & find healthy recipes, tips & tricks for parents here! > https://www.safefood.net/start

Ep 22. Encouraging Your Child to Read with Chris from BookTrust NI

Ep 22. Encouraging Your Child to Read with Chris from BookTrust NI

April 26, 2021

In this episode, Catherine is joined by Chris Eisenstadt from BookTrust NI to discuss reading! The pair chat about the benefits of reading with your child & have lots of helpful tips for parents to help foster a genuine enjoyment of reading in their children. There are so many simple ways to help encourage your child to get into reading - listen now for some tips!

Ep 21. Working Mums with Gail Toal

Ep 21. Working Mums with Gail Toal

March 26, 2021
In this episode, Catherine is joined by the fabulous Gail Toal, Financial Wellbeing Manager for Bank of Ireland. They chat about the impact that the pandemic has had on working parents while homeschooling & discuss employee wellbeing tactics, a variety of self-care suggestions, and work-life balance strategies. 
 
Ep. 20 Parental Mental Health

Ep. 20 Parental Mental Health

February 10, 2021

Catherine catches up with the fabulous Shirley Millar, Education Manager for Parenting NI. The pair discuss the impact the pandemic is having on parental mental health. They share lots of strategies & tips for parents to practice to improve their mental health & discuss how doing this can positively impact the children in your life. 

You can check out our Facebook page for helpful tips, support & much more as the pandemic continues and brings with it an array of problems for parents to manage.

For more support contact Parenting NI for free on 0808 8010 722 or visit www.parentingni.org

Ep 19: Parenting In The Pandemic

Ep 19: Parenting In The Pandemic

December 4, 2020

Our new host Catherine catches up with Parenting NI Parental Participation Officer, Elaine & Business Development Officer, Rosie. In this episode, they discuss their experiences of Parenting in the Pandemic & reflect on the challenges this situation has brought for parents in 2020.

You can check out our Facebook page for helpful tips, support & lots of Christmas related content now we're into December! For more support contact Parenting NI for free on 0808 8010 722 or visit www.parentingni.org

Ep 18: Self-Care

Ep 18: Self-Care

June 24, 2020

Emma catches up with Parenting NI Education and Participation Officer, Lauren. In this episode, the girls consider whether the slow paced lifestyle of lockdown is actually having a positive impact on us, discuss self-care, why it's important and how we can make ourselves a priority when we feel overwhelmed. 

You can also check out our Facebook page for daily tips on self-care. For more support contact Parenting NI for free on 0808 8010 722 or visit www.parentingni.org

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