Real-life Parenting [Radio Scotland]

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A Dad's Guide to Having a Baby20160210

A Dad's Guide To Having A Baby2016021020160214 (RS)

Tam Cowan presents a definitive guide to becoming and being a father in Scotland.

A Dad's Guide to Having a Baby20160210

The old ways are changing. In modern Scotland, fathers rarely sit on the sidelines of childbirth, and often play more varied roles in rearing children than the traditional distant 'breadwinner' of past generations. Historically, both antenatal education and parenting advice has tended to focus on the health and emotional needs of mothers. However, the latest science suggests that men too are physiologically altered by becoming a father. Meanwhile, Scotland's recently launched 'Year of the Dad' is calling for better support for dads who want to be more involved in parenting. In the latest of Radio Scotland's 'Real Life Parenting' season, Tam Cowan presents the definitive guide to becoming - and being - a modern Scottish dad.

Bringing Up Grandbaby2016021720160320 (RS)

Viv Lumsden, a grandparent who plays a major role in looking after her own grandchildren, meets other grandparents who are helping to bring up their children's children - and experiencing the highs and lows of parenthood the second time around. The school pick up is one thing but swimming lessons, Brownies, Cubs, sleepovers, travelling miles to pick up and return, quite apart from the expense... where's the boundary?

Bringing Up Grandbaby20160217

Bringing Up Grandbaby20160217

Viv Lumsden, a grandparent who plays a major role in looking after her own grandchildren, meets other grandparents who are helping to bring up their children's children - and experiencing the highs and lows of parenthood the second time around. The school pick up is one thing but swimming lessons, Brownies, Cubs, sleepovers, travelling miles to pick up and return, quite apart from the expense... where's the boundary?

Bringing Up Grandbaby20160217

Viv Lumsden, a grandparent who plays a major role in looking after her own grandchildren, meets other grandparents who are helping to bring up their children's children - and experiencing the highs and lows of parenthood the second time around. The school pick up is one thing but swimming lessons, Brownies, Cubs, sleepovers, travelling miles to pick up and return, quite apart from the expense ... where's the boundary?

Bringing Up Grandbaby2016021720160221 (RS)

Viv Lumsden, a grandparent who plays a major role in looking after her own grandchildren, meets other grandparents who are helping to bring up their children's children - and experiencing the highs and lows of parenthood the second time around. The school pick up is one thing but swimming lessons, Brownies, Cubs, sleepovers, travelling miles to pick up and return, quite apart from the expense ... where's the boundary?

Bringing Up Grandbaby2016021720160320 (RS)

Viv Lumsden, a grandparent who plays a major role in looking after her own grandchildren, meets other grandparents who are helping to bring up their children's children - and experiencing the highs and lows of parenthood the second time around. The school pick up is one thing but swimming lessons, Brownies, Cubs, sleepovers, travelling miles to pick up and return, quite apart from the expense ... where's the boundary?

Parents' Night20160127

Parents' Night20160127

Amy and Nathan are pupils at St David's High School in Dalkeith. BBC Radio Scotland joins them, along with their parents, teachers and fellow students, for the school's annual Parents' Night.

Parents' Night2016012720160131 (RS)

Pupils, parents and staff present their guide on how to survive parents' night.

Amy and Nathan are pupils at St David's High School in Dalkeith. BBC Radio Scotland joins them, along with their parents, teachers and fellow students, for the school's annual Parents' Night.

Parents' Night2016012720160131 (RS)

Pupils, parents and staff present their guide on how to survive parents' night.

Stranger Danger20160203

Stranger Danger20160203

As a young child, Shelley Jofre watched the public information films about 'stranger danger'. Now, a parent herself, she wonders what impact they've had on her own parenting.

Parents of children who are now of the age when they want to be more independent; walk to the shop on their own or to school, will have grown up through the 80's when there was a Government campaign to alert children about speaking to strangers. The film 'Say No to strangers' which was shown in schools on TV showed a young girl outside school being coaxed into a car by an unknown man and then taken to his house.

Critics at the time said it was scaring parents into not letting their children out to play but what effect did it have on the children themselves. Shelley finds out what motivated the films back in the eighties and speaks to those involved in making them. She investigates whether campaigns like this were in fact detrimental to children's freedom and development today, swinging too far in the other direction and encouraging a 'cotton wool kids' approach.

Stranger Danger20160203

As a young child, Shelley Jofre watched the public information films about 'stranger danger'. Now, a parent herself, she wonders what impact they've had on her own parenting.

Parents of children who are now of the age when they want to be more independent; walk to the shop on their own or to school, will have grown up through the 80's when there was a Government campaign to alert children about speaking to strangers. The film 'Say No to strangers' which was shown in schools on TV showed a young girl outside school being coaxed into a car by an unknown man and then taken to his house.

Critics at the time said it was scaring parents into not letting their children out to play but what effect did it have on the children themselves. Shelley finds out what motivated the films back in the eighties and speaks to those involved in making them. She investigates whether campaigns like this were in fact detrimental to children's freedom and development today, swinging too far in the other direction and encouraging a 'cotton wool kids' approach.

Stranger Danger2016020320160207 (RS)

As a young child, Shelley Jofre watched the public information films about 'stranger danger'. Now, a parent herself, she wonders what impact they've had on her own parenting.

Parents of children who are now of the age when they want to be more independent; walk to the shop on their own or to school, will have grown up through the 80's when there was a Government campaign to alert children about speaking to strangers. The film 'Say No to strangers' which was shown in schools on TV showed a young girl outside school being coaxed into a car by an unknown man and then taken to his house.

Critics at the time said it was scaring parents into not letting their children out to play but what effect did it have on the children themselves. Shelley finds out what motivated the films back in the eighties and speaks to those involved in making them. She investigates whether campaigns like this were in fact detrimental to children's freedom and development today, swinging too far in the other direction and encouraging a 'cotton wool kids' approach.

What Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You20160224

What Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You20160224

What Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You2016022420160228 (RS)

Scotland's teenagers reveal what they want parents know, but often will not tell them.

What Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You20160224

Teenagers today are experiencing things that previous generations didn't - they are tech-savvy like no generation before them, they are maturing earlier and living in a world where drugs and alcohol are often a rite of passage. As a parent, it can be difficult just to keep up. Like generations before them however, parents are often the last people today's teens are likely to talk to about their innermost fears and turmoils, which can lead to frustrations and disconnect on both sides. So what is it that teenagers actually want their parents to know about their lives, and what can parents do to help - not hinder - their relationship during adolescence?

In this revealing and surprising programme presented by teenagers themselves, BBC Radio Scotland takes you into the teenage world to learn what today's teen actually wants (and needs) from you.