Confessions of a Modern Parent

Confessions of a Modern Parent

By Global

Popular television personality and Loose Women Panelist Nadia Sawalha sits down with her husband, Mark Adderley, to discuss the modern issues that face our teenage kids... and the style in which we parent.

Episodes

Kids And Discipline: Do you hit your kids? How do you do rules?

Kids And Discipline: Do you hit your kids? How do you do rules?

Hitting kids: When is it alright? Where you smacked or hit as a child? Do you agree with physical discipline? How do you get your kids to obey you? Or is that the wrong approach? Nadia Sawalha and her husband Mark discuss their experiences of discipline growing up. Does smacking work, or does it just build emotional frustration and resentment? Is there even a time when hitting your child is justified? Or will reasoning always be the better example? Who is the more strict parent? They discuss the answers to these questions and more, in their common pursuit of raising reasoned and well rounded children ready for the complicated adult world. And they take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley @nadiasawalha Insta @nadiasawalhaandfamily Thanks to Google, the sponsors of this podcast, we’ll be talking about internet safety and ways that we can help children become safe and confident explorers of the online world. Find out more about their programme Be Internet Legends here - https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/. Or check out the Family Link App here - https://families.google.com/intl/en_uk/familylink/.

06/12/1949m 50s
Mental Health and Parenting: How can you prepare and protect your kids?

Mental Health and Parenting: How can you prepare and protect your kids?

Are you alright? How is your mental health? Have you suffered from mental illness? How can you prepare your children to understand mental illness and emotional awareness? And how can you protect them? Nadia Sawalha and her husband Mark discuss how they understand mental health and emotional awareness. They look at their desperate childhood examples, and how their different journeys affects their well-being and approach to mental illness. Nadia and Mark compare their failings and worries in order to piece together the best strategy to raise emotionally healthy kids, ready for the pressures of the modern adult world. And the pair take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting questioner suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley @nadiasawalha Insta @nadiasawalhaandfamily Thanks to Google, the sponsors of this podcast, we’ll be talking about internet safety and ways that we can help children become safe and confident explorers of the online world. Find out more about their programme Be Internet Legends here - https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/. Or check out the Family Link App here - https://families.google.com/intl/en_uk/familylink/.

29/11/1959m 20s
Good Cop vs Bad Cop: What's your role?

Good Cop vs Bad Cop: What's your role?

Are you a good cop? Or do you run a tight ship? What is your parenting role? What were your parents like? Nadia Sawalha and her husband Mark battle it out in the studio arena to understand why they feel the need to play opposite roles as parents. Listen as Mark tries to convince Nadia of the merits of junk food, bad movies and less rules. Nadia has different ideas and can't understand why Mark doesn't value her approach. It's a heated discussion, that digs deep into the good cop - bad cop parenting roles. And the pair take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting questions or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley @nadiasawalha Insta @nadiasawalhaandfamily Thanks to Google, the sponsors of this podcast, we’ll be talking about internet safety and ways that we can help children become safe and confident explorers of the online world. Find out more about their programme Be Internet Legends here - https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/. Or check out the Family Link App here - https://families.google.com/intl/en_uk/familylink/.

22/11/1943m 50s
Listen and subscribe to Confessions Of A Modern Parent, with Nadia Sawalha, now!

Listen and subscribe to Confessions Of A Modern Parent, with Nadia Sawalha, now!

Are your teenagers bringing you to tears? Does your brood put you in a bad mood? Sometimes being a parent leaves you confused about which way to turn. Our children love to test boundaries and is never truer than of the teenage years. Join Nadia Sawalha and her husband Mark, as they discuss how to navigate the mine-field of parenting teenagers into well-adjusted adults. From pornography to alcohol, mental health to sibling rivalry, Nadia and Mark work through it all. And each episode, the pair select a couple of questions from their social media feed. Hear Mark and Nadia's advice for the parents who turn to their socials for help. Listen and subscribe to Confessions Of A Modern Parent now! On Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

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