A new weekly parenting podcast has just been released and already hit Number 12 in the UK parenting podcast charts.

The ‘Play Healing Parent Podcast’ is for hard-working, stressed-out parents who are too busy to play and feel emotionally disconnected from their children in this fast paced digital world. 

The ‘Play Healing Parent Podcast’, created by Wiltshire parenting coach Debi John, helps parents to discover new ways of playing and interacting with their children by providing simple, playful tools through engaging, informed discussions with a wide range of parents and experts from around the world. 

After five episodes were released on Wednesday, including a specially recorded episode which focuses on preparing your 4-7 year old for their return to school during the Coronavirus pandemic, the feedback has been impressive:

Debi John, the founder of Play Healing and a mother of two teenagers, explained, “Parents often feel inadequate or overwhelmed by the demands of modern parenting, so our podcast aims to equip mums, dads and carers with simple but effective ways to connect deeply with their children.” 

Debi firmly believes that parents can be given the simple tools from her ‘Play Healing Pause’ model to become the experts of their own children and find healthier ways of coping with emotional and behavioural challenges.

Debi coaches parents online and regularly features on BBC radio to talk about parenting, home schooling and preventing tech addiction. She has been in education working with children aged 4-16 for over 20 years, performed as a musician for 25 years and studied a Post Grad in Therapeutic Play.

Play Healing is a Community Interest Company and also releases a ‘12-Week PAUSE Mastermind’ three times a year, which includes six one-to-one online sessions and six group parenting sessions for each participant. “Parents are seeing results after just one session as they learn how to tune in to their own emotions and play with their kids in a more non-directive, attuned way,” said Debi.