They say that it takes a village to raise a child, not just for the sake of the child but for the parents. Marina and Dr Chiara Hunt chat to family psychiatrist Dr Kathryn Hollins about the needs of the parents during pregnancy and the first two years and how, when these needs are met, the biggest beneficiary is the baby.
What our poo can tell us about our health
It's something none of us talk about - we end up flushing it away, wanting to forget about it as soon as possible. But rather than just being something disgusting, what our poo looks like, how often it happens and how it smells can tell us a lot about our gut health. Marina talks to Dr Chiara Hunt about what we should notice about our poo and how to talk about its importance to our children.
Giving your child the confidence to be their own person
No-one likes a people pleaser - someone whose opinion is based on what they think you want to hear. But how do we have that conversation with our children, on the one hand teaching them politeness but also giving them the confidence to voice what they really think? Marina chats to psychotherapist Anna Mathur, about giving our children the confidence to be different.
Encouraging your children to love the outdoors.
They say nature's playground offers more fun and more health benefits than any other environment, and yet today's children spend less time outdoors than any previous generation. Marina talks to Alex Gregory, double Olympic gold medalist, father and author about how to nurture of love of the great outdoors, whatever the weather.
Why self care is what your child will be most grateful for
The age old adage, happy mother, happy baby is widely used for a reason - it’s absolutely true. Marina talks to Clio Wood, post natal counselor about the importance of self care for both parents and how to realistically achieve this.