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by Emma Townley

Honest conversations about parenting led by me, Emma from The Non Perfect Parents Club. I'll be delving into each guest's thoughts, feelings and values when it comes to being a parent. I'm not afraid to speak the unspoken or the truths we all sometimes need to hear. Expect swearing, laughter, tears and to be able to sigh a big sigh of relief when you realise you're most definitely not alone when it comes to the rollercoaster r ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 4

  • The Non Perfect Parents Club: Mother's Day Special

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    The Non Perfect Parents Club: Mother's Day Special

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    In this episode I share a previous experience of my own on a past Mother's Day and some of my thoughts that are hopefully valuable.

  • The Non Perfect Parents Club- Get Secondary Ready

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    The Non Perfect Parents Club- Get Secondary Ready

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    In this episode I am joined by Aimee from the Instagram page; Get Secondary Ready. Aimee, until recently, was an assistant head in a high school and found a gap on social media in information on the transition from primary school to secondary school. She has joined us to share some of her knowledge ready for National Offer Day on 1st March. If you are a parent of a year 5 or year 6 child, this is a must listen to episode! Aimee covers things like: What you're going to find out in March. Getting your head around how to approach things. How to manage if you don't get the school you want. Reminders; like to check the email address you registered with. How to talk to your child about their school offer. How big a change secondary will be practically and how you can upskill them in this. Processing emotions on offer day. She also talks about friendships, how busy year 6 is, phone use and something that I haven't heard mentioned before but is actually really important; It's a big change for your child but how it's also a big change for YOU too! Aimee offers SO many practical tips that could potentially make a huge difference to your child's (and yours) transition to secondary school. It's not all scary though- as Aimee says 'Watch your child step up, enjoy it!' Find Aimee and Get Secondary Ready here: Aimee Quinn (@getsecondaryready) • Instagram photos and videos Top Tips for Parents and Tweens: Getting Ready for Secondary School | get secondary ready Other episodes to listen to: Jennifer's high school appeal experience: https://rss.com/podcasts/thenonperfectparentsclub/1161514/ You control social media, not the other way around: https://rss.com/podcasts/thenonperfectparentsclub/989119/

  • The Non Perfect Parents Club: Fresh Drivers Uk Safe Street Event

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    The Non Perfect Parents Club: Fresh Drivers Uk Safe Street Event

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    Something a little different for you all today- I recently went along to a local event called Safe Street by Fresh Drivers Uk. A family fun day to promote road safety. In this episode I talk to a few of the organisations who were there and they tell us key things to think about or that are important to remember when it comes to being safe... With a little insight at the end from a parent who's children are now grown up!! You can find Sophie from Fresh Drivers Uk here: FreshDriversUk C.I.C- Keeping Young and New Drivers Safe. (@freshdriversuk) • Instagram photos and videosBurnett's Solicitors: Burnetts Solicitors | Carlisle, Cockermouth, Penrith & NewcastleTyresafe: Promoting UK Tyre Safety and Driver AwarenessLancashire Fire and Rescue: Facebook

  • The Non Perfect Parents Club: Babyloss remembrance episode 2023

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    The Non Perfect Parents Club: Babyloss remembrance episode 2023

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    In this episode we support the parents and families who have experienced loss and remember their babies and children, as well as those around the world. Please light a candle at 7pm this evening (Sunday 15th October 2023) to participate in the global wave of light. * Please forgive any pronunciation errors, this episode is meant with love. *You can find the previous Matilda's Mission episode here: The Non Perfect Parents Club - The Non Perfect Parents Club: Baby Loss Special | RSS.comAnd Matilda's Mission here: https://www.matildasmission.com/

  • The Non Perfect Parents Club: Jennifer's high school appeal experience

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    The Non Perfect Parents Club: Jennifer's high school appeal experience

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    In this episode, I am joined by Jennifer, Mum of 3. In Jen's last episode she was midway through the appeal process for high school for her second child and we talked lots about that. So she joined me again to talk about the emotionally grueling process, which Jen says is one of the most challenging things she's ever had to do, Jen talks us through the emotions, the challenges and the process of the appeal system and tells us in detail why it was so frustrating. We discuss the unfairness of the how the whole system works and share some nuggets of advice for parents who are currently applying for high schools, as well as a hilarious story involving brand new school shoes, lost property, a leaky drink and a carrier bag...!