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Expert advice about teaching your kids at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Mercy and Linda discuss practical ways to juggle work, educate your children, and avoid parental burnout with two experts: Dr Amelia Roberts, deputy director of Uni
How do you keep your family healthy and happy in the coronavirus lockdown? Mercy and Linda put your questions – from giving birth in a pandemic to how to explain Covid-19 to kids - to two experts: Dr Pia Rebello Britto, UNICEF’s Chief of Early
“I’m pregnant!” A special episode with the Bollywood actor and the presenter of the My Indian Life podcast, Kalki Koechlin. Attitudes to unmarried mothers, the feeling that “I don't belong to myself”, caesarean births - Kalki has lots of questi
It’s the final episode of the first season, so Mercy and Linda are trying to answer as many of your questions as possible. How do you deal with sleepwalking? Maria, who lives in Portugal, wants to know how to stop her middle child from telling
'Never feel guilty for taking time for you.' How do you care for yourself while you’re also caring for kids? Mercy and Linda talk to Moira Mikolajczak, an expert in parental burnout, about how taking a break for self-care is really important. A
'I don’t want to raise cyborgs.' When it comes to screen time, how much is too much? And is there such a thing as 'good' screen time? Mercy and Linda are joined by Sonia Livingstone, a professor of social psychology who studies internet use in
'I hate homework' might be a common phrase in your house – but does it actually serve a purpose? And how much is too much? This episode is all about education, and our Parentlanders are asking whether there’s a right age for your child to start
'Conflict is inevitable – violence is not.' How do you make sure your kids have healthy disagreements, rather than fighting or bullying? Expert advice from author and educator Barbara Coloroso on managing sibling rivalry in this special episode
'You’re my best friend - I hate you.' Sometimes siblings can go from laughing to fighting in seconds – but how do you deal with it? The Parentland team hear how you can encourage your children to get along with each other, and learn how environ
Toddler tantrums and learning languages: they’re the issues Parentlanders can’t stop talking about, so we’re dedicating another episode to answering more questions. With Dr Nandini Singh Chatterjee, a cognitive neuroscientist who studies langua
How do you talk to your kids about sex? How much exercise do toddlers really need? And pacifiers: good or bad? Three questions in one jam-packed episode. Join the conversations: www.facebook.com/groups/parentland Ask your questions via our webs
Introducing foods and flavours. Malnutrition is a big issue for weaning babies. With taste and nutrition experts Julie Mennella, Homero Martinez and Lucy Cooke. Ask your questions via our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/parentland Join the con
What can you do about bedwetting? Around 12% of seven to nine-year-olds still regularly wet the bed. How to keep them dry. With children’s bladder experts Patrina Caldwell and Darcie Kiddoo. Ask your questions via our website: www.bbcworlds
Raising children multilingual. How many languages can they speak all at once? More of you have asked about this than any other question! With cognitive neurologist Thomas Bak, who speaks four languages and teaches another seven. Ask your quest
Can your child’s brain power be boosted? Investigating nature and nurture. Are clever children just born that way? Or is fantastic parenting helping them to thrive? We discover diet can be important too. Ask your questions via our website: www.
Is bedtime a battleground? Is homework hell? Parentland tackles positive parenting, sport, the controversial issue of smacking and how discipline is perceived around the world. Ask your questions via our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/parentl
Your questions answered. Getting ready to solve the world’s parenting dilemmas... well, we’ll try. Ask your questions via our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/parentland Help start the conversations: www.facebook.com/groups/parentland
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