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.

Episodes

September 18, 2021 34 min
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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August 7, 2021 33 min
Experienced nurse and one of New Zealand's leading sleep consultant Dorothy Waide joins us to talk about how deal with your kids in the middle of a tantrum. 
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With us on the Parenting Squad is a trustee of the Plunket Foundation, Professor Richie Poulton, and acting Plunket Foundation Chair Sir Graham Henry to talk about Plunket's new programme of work called Self Regulation. 
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July 24, 2021 30 min
Developmental Paediatrician Dr. Jin Russell joins the Weekend Collective for the Parent Squad hour. 
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July 17, 2021 29 min
Fertility Councillor Sue Sanders is on the show to talk about fertility and how it may affect men
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Parenting expert John Cowan joins The Weekend Collective to discuss whether the roles of men in parenthood is overlooked.
 
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This week on the show we were joined by Neuroscience Educator Kathryn Berkett.
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This week on 'The Parent Squad' we were joined by CEO of The Parenting Place, Dave Atkinson. 
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This week on the Parent Squad we are joined the Baby Whisperer 'Dorothy Waide'
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This week on the Parenting Squad we were joined by our resident expert 'John Cowan'
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Board member of the Parenting Place and developmental paediatrician Dr Jin Russell has some good news for parents who want to pursue their careers and still make time for their kids.
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This week on the Parenting Squad, Tim Roxborogh and Tim Beveridge were joined by Dorothy Waide, Karitane Mothercraft nurse and one of New Zealand's most sought-after baby sleep consultants.
The hour began by discussing the point of cord banking and keeping the placenta.
Later, in light of beloved children's author Eric Carle passing, the greatest ever children's books were remembered.
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It’s still “fairly common” for some parents to physically discipline their children, despite the country’s?anti-smacking law change, new research has found.
In an effort to improve child health outcomes in New Zealand, the Government introduced anti-smacking legislation in 2007 that prohibited the physical punishment of children.
Dorothy Waide,?Karitane Mothercraft nurse and one of New Zealand's most sought-after baby sleep consu...
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