Parenting Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
1 Video
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
1 Video
BBC Future

Parenting Videos

A DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

A DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Advent calendars are big around Christmas time and the kids absolutely love 'em. But they can also be very expensive. So why not make your own?
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Christmas crafts for kids

Christmas crafts for kids

To help get you and the kids into the holiday spirit, we've put together a fun and super easy Christmas DIY for you try.
24.com
WATCH: 3 simple experiments to teach your kids kindness

WATCH: 3 simple experiments to teach your kids kindness

We've put together 3 ways to show kids (and even grown ups too) the words we use matter. In fact, it's often the difference between being cruel or kind. And it's cool to be kind!
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Watch: How to make monster slime for Halloween

Watch: How to make monster slime for Halloween

A whole lot of glue, silver glitter and eyeballs! Here's how to make (safe, borax-free) monster slime with your little one this Halloween.
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WATCH: MyCiTi employees' 'wildcat' strike continued on Tuesday

WATCH: MyCiTi employees' 'wildcat' strike continued on Tuesday

A "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees appeared to enter its second day on Tuesday as the bus service announced disruptions on several routes around Cape Town.
24.com
How to study flashcards using the Leitner system

How to study flashcards using the Leitner system

We show you a great way to help your kids study using the Leitner system and flashcards.
24.com
9 dangerous things parents do when bathing their baby

9 dangerous things parents do when bathing their baby

When you know exactly what not to do and the potential dangers, you can begin to focus on making bathtime fun and even educational. Watch the video below for our tips on 9 things to watch out for when bathing your little one.
24.com
New Trials For Childhood Allergies

New Trials For Childhood Allergies

There's been a risky development in treating milk allergy with the offending substance it's one not to be tried at homePeanuts are probably what jump to mind first when you think of food allergy in children, but many kids also have problems with ...
Tonic TV
4mins
Vitamin D In Pregnancy

Vitamin D In Pregnancy

Vitamin D is in the news a lot these days - from heart health to bone health to risk of cancer, but what about pregnancy? There's been a fascinating study of women who developed diabetes in pregnancy which found nearly half of them had low vitamin...
Tonic TV
1min
The Brain and Pregnancy

The Brain and Pregnancy

A woman's mental state can affect her periods and ability to conceive a baby.There's an amazing communication system between a woman's ovaries and her brain, but many will be surprised to learn the main action of ovulation actually comes from the ...
Tonic TV
1min
Anxiety In Childhood

Anxiety In Childhood

More in our gripping 3 part series on anxiety Adolescence can be a tough time for anyone but those dealing with an anxiety disorder can have a particularly hard time, especially when their condition goes unrecognised or untreated. When young peopl...
Tonic TV
6mins
Virtual sports as exercise

Virtual sports as exercise

Just what do kids (and adults) get out of those wireless sports games you can play in your lounge room? Is there significant calorie burn? Tonic sorts fact from fiction and the results might surprise you.
Tonic TV
1min
Grieving daughter can hear mother through remarkable tattoo

Grieving daughter can hear mother through remarkable tattoo

A grieving daughter can now talk to her late mother from beyond the grave, thanks to a remarkable tattoo.
Press Association
1min
Labour MP's emotional speech on her stillborn baby moves Commons to tears

Labour MP's emotional speech on her stillborn baby moves Commons to tears

An MP moved the House of Commons to tears after recalling her stillborn baby "officially did not exist" despite knowing her heart was beating during the labour. Sharon Hodgson's voice cracked with emotion during her speech.
Press Association
2mins
Mum beats odds of one in 500,000 to have three sets of twins

Mum beats odds of one in 500,000 to have three sets of twins

An operating theatre 'scrub' confessed to being "astonished" after beating odds of one in 500,000 - by becoming a mum to three sets of twins. Growing up, Misty Lang, 35, dreamed of becoming a mum to one or two children, only to end up with seven.
Press Association
2mins
Sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks 'fuelling obesity epidemic among children'

Sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks 'fuelling obesity epidemic among children'

Half the sugar consumed by children comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, according to a campaign that suggests parents look out for snacks of no more than 100 calories at a time.
Press Association
1min
Kids delighted at Dad's 'news report' telling them school has a snow day

Kids delighted at Dad's 'news report' telling them school has a snow day

A heartwarming video shows a father breaking the news to his delighted children that their school had been closed for the day due to snow.
Press Association
1min
Global Junk Food

Global Junk Food

Food manufacturers in Europe have signed up to 'responsibility pledges', promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world?
Java Films
52mins
Transitioning: Transgender Children

Transitioning: Transgender Children

Six-year-old David is part of the new trans generation of people assigned the wrong sex at birth who chose to make the transition very early. This moving film explores the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people.
Java Films
52mins
Born in Syria

Born in Syria

Since civil war started in Syria in 2011, an estimated nine million Syrians have fled their homes, half of them children. This feature length film follows seven young children for a year to witness the crisis through their eyes.
Java Films
57mins
World-Changing Ideas - Why We Need Young Minds to Design Our Future

Why We Need Young Minds to Design Our Future

To understand how to adapt to and shape our rapidly changing world, we have to study how children, not adults, respond to it, says a top designer.
BBC Future
4mins
Future Thinking - Silicon Valley - Can Games Create an Education Fit for the Future?

Silicon Valley - Can Games Create an Education Fit for the Future?

Imagine a school where playing video games is encouraged during classes and may even replace exams. A new educational programme uses SimCity to test children on vital problem-solving skills.
BBC Future
3mins
The United States Of Autism

The United States Of Autism

The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colours, and cultures - and the story of one man's 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America to find answers for his family and son.
Janson Media
90mins
Embracing Dyslexia

Embracing Dyslexia

When filmmaker Luis Macias learned that his eight-year old son, Alejandro, was dyslexic, he decided to do what he does best... the resulting film tackles the issues surrounding dyslexia like few other documentaries.
Janson Media
51mins
Elephant In The Room

Elephant In The Room

Follow Devon Canada - Olympic boxing gold medalist, paediatric nurse and boxing coach - as she mentors two inner city teenagers, Emily and Zaneta, through her non-profit gym Elephant in the Room Boxing Club.
Janson Media
61mins
The 200kg Kid

The 200kg Kid

Follows a morbidly obese fifteen-year-old boy undergoing a lap-band operations, believed to be New Zealand's largest teenager.
Beyond
45mins