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How to Teach Children About Racism

How to Teach Children About Racism

June 12, 2020

Racism is an age-old problem. Yes, there have been some improvements, but to think that we are so advanced in technology, health and equality of sex but still have a huge racism issue in the UK, US and other parts of the globe suggests that there is still some work to do!

 

Recent and continuous events in the US, and the protests in the UK in the month of June show an affinity between the black and ethnic minority races around the world in their experiences about racism.

 

I speak with the award-winning black barrister and family law expert, Paula Rhone-Adrien about how we can teach children about racism and why we should. Paula is also a mum of four, and she shares some refreshing insight into the issue, which will be an eye-opener for parents and educators of all races!

Podcast - Learning From the Big C

Podcast - Learning From the Big C

June 2, 2020

She's like the new recruit at work that just blows his own trumpet and makes everything about him: Corona!

We won't get not the politics, the medical evidence, conspiracy theories or anything like that here! Not because I want to sit on the fence on those issues - I really don't. But it's because I want to focus on the learning outcomes. This is the one area we have some control over.

In this podcast, I discuss how we should approach the impact of the lockdown, and the takeaways that every parent needs to have - and what to do about them.

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What Does Super Mario Have to Do with Business Failure?

What Does Super Mario Have to Do with Business Failure?

March 1, 2019

‘Failure’ should not be a dirty word. It really shouldn’t. But for many, the fear of failure can be the main reason why there is no motivation even to try, to take that first step. It really shouldn’t be.

Let’s have that determination to keep taking another step and never to give up. The courage to keep trying is why I use the example of playing Super Mario (you’ll understand it better when you listen to the podcast!)

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Podcast: Has LGBTQ in Schools Gone Too Far?

Podcast: Has LGBTQ in Schools Gone Too Far?

February 18, 2019

A recent petition on Change.org asked for parents to take back control of sex education. It seems that some parents have lost a lot of the insight into what's being discussed about LGBTQ in schools. Should parents take back the control, or is a petition taking too far?

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Podcast: How Can Couples Budget Without Fighting?

Podcast: How Can Couples Budget Without Fighting?

February 14, 2019

While today may well be Valentine’s Day - the one day in the year when couples are supposed to be loved up - for the rest of the year, it may not all be roses and chocolates!

According to a poll of more than 2,000 British adults by legal firm Slater and Gordon last year, money worries top the list of reasons why married couples split up. One in five of couples say it was the biggest cause of marital strife.

Heidi Allan from financial wellbeing experts, (Neyber) joins Mothers Who Work on today’s podcast to help mums avoid fights and disagreements about money.

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No time to read? Here’s how you can read a book a day

No time to read? Here’s how you can read a book a day

January 1, 2016

Yes – we all know the excuses (reasons) why we can’t read. We are busy working, or sorting out the children, or too tired, or need to help someone in the house do something. But the truth is, reading doesn’t mean you have to stop everything you’re doing. According to a recent YouGov survey, a staggering 4 million adults don’t read for pleasure. If you’re one of these statistics and want to change that, then audiobooks are the way forward. Read anywhere and everywhere You don’t need a snazzy device or gadget – if you have a smartphone, you can listen to audiobooks on the go. You can download apps like Audible onto your phone, download the book you want to listen to over a wifi or mobile broadband connection and listen. So be it on the bus, in the bath, in the kitchen or garden, you can get reading. There really is no excuse. Audiobooks range from less than an hour to five or six hours in durations (some are longer), so it’s easy to listen to a book a day.   Get children involved If your child loathes anything to do with books, audiobooks bring stories to life – it’s like watching a movie with your eyes shut. Hearing a narrator read in a realistic way really helps children imagine what’s going on, which can only be a bonus for their creativity and story writing. Hearing a story read with emphasis can help your child also improve their reading.

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Podcast: Sunshine through the rain – Lorena Oberg talks success after acrimonious divorce

Podcast: Sunshine through the rain – Lorena Oberg talks success after acrimonious divorce

July 10, 2015

Divorce can be tough no matter how grown up you and your other half choose to be about it. But when it’s acrimonious and you don’t have a penny to your name, and you need to stay afloat so you can keep your children, what do you do? Well, start a business – of course! That’s exactly what Lorena Oberg did. With £100 left to her name to feed the children with and come up with the rent for the week, she decided to take a risk and start a business in a completely new area of expertise. It paid off – these days, she runs to clinics from the prestigious Harley Street and she’s going from strength to strength. Listen to today’s podcast to hear Lorena’s harrowing story. You’ll be inspired.   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214097787″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Podcast: Yee Kwan of Dragon’s Den fame on launching into the UK ice-cream market

Podcast: Yee Kwan of Dragon’s Den fame on launching into the UK ice-cream market

July 6, 2015

Yee Kwan launched her ice cream and sorbet business after being made redundant as a surveyor in 2009. Today, Yee's business produces 18,000 litres of ice cream and sorbet a year, and is stocked in Harvey Nichols and Wholefoods Market, as well as in a growing number of restaurants and independent retailers across the country.

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We have a new podcast intro – what do you think?

We have a new podcast intro – what do you think?

May 7, 2015

We thought our podcasts could do we a refresh, so we’ve got this fantastic podcast intro for you…what do you think? http://www.motherswhowork.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mothers-3.mp3

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How to not let your colleagues make you feel like a skiver

How to not let your colleagues make you feel like a skiver

March 26, 2015

There’s nothing more irritating than doing your job (really well!), working your contracted hours and being made to feel like you’re doing something wrong because you’re leaving on time. But how do you manage that when you’re colleagues are constantly making comments that make you feel like you’re letting the side down, or aren’t doing enough? This podcast will offer some tips and advice on what to do. If you feel like you’re being bullied, however, you must seek the help of the human resources department.

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