The Parent Squad

The Parent Squad

If it takes a village to raise a child, it must take a whole country to raise a family! Newstalk ZB’s Parent Squad helps to do just that. Joined by expert guests The Weekend Collective team delves into the complexities of Kiwi family life.

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January 22, 2022 31 min
Parenting Expert John Cowan joins the show to talk back to school for your kids and how hard it may be for them
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Toys expert and CEO of Planet Fun Jeremy Kirk Smith joins the show to talk all about toys heading into Christmas
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Dorothy Waide joins the show to discuss all things parenting
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December 4, 2021 33 min
W're joined on the show by parenting expert John Cowan to talk about the puberty chat with kids
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Tim Roxborogh and Tim Beveridge are joined by Dave Atkinson, CEO of the Parenting Place to discuss siblings sharing rooms and how to help your kids understand the idea of sharing.
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We're joined by neuroscience educator Kathryn Berkett to discuss whether you should tell your children to give up on their dreams
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Zazi Henderson from Zazi Plays joins the show to talk all about training your kids to communicate
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Dorothy Waide joins the show to discuss finding out your babies gender, and also about naming them
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The CEO of the Parenting Place Dave Atkinson joined The Weekend Collective to discuss how much importance we should be placing on our teens exams.
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Parenting expert Dr. Anna Martin joins us to chat about the best methods to discipline your children.
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Parenting expert and Newstalk ZB host John Cowan joins The Weekend Collective to discuss whether kids should want to have the same career as their parents, as well as the nuance of navigating unvaccinated friends and relatives - would you let loved ones hold your baby if they weren't jabbed?
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Neuroscience educator Kathryn Berkett joins the show to discuss what benefits learning a musical instrument has on your child's development 
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We're joined on the Parent Squad by Dorothy Waide to discuss sharing pictures of you child on social media, is it safe? Is there a such thing as oversharing?
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Parenting Place CEO Dave Atkinson joins the show do discuss how to deal with when your kids hang out with bad influences
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Parenting Coach and founder of looloo.co.nz Laura Morley joins the show to talk about getting your child toilet trained. We also discuss nappies, whether cloth or disposable nappies are better, and 'mummy guilt' what is it and should you worry about it?
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Parenting expert John Cowan joins the show to discuss the impact of video games, and also how Instagram is putting more pressure on teenagers to achieve the 'perfect image'
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Neuroscience educator Kathryn Berkett joins the show to talk about the effects of having a hands on father in a kids life.
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Registered psychologist Sara Chatwin joins the show to talk about good ways to diffuse situations with your children
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CEO of Parenting Place Dave Atkinson joins the show to discuss all things parenting during a lockdown
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Parenting expert John Cowan joins the show to discuss how parents can keep their teenagers out of trouble
 
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