In the media

Elizabeth’s expert parenting advice is frequently sought after by the press on how parents can deal with children’s difficult behaviour. Here’s Elizabeth in the media – on BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Radio 4 woman’s hour, BBC radio and in the papers.

Managing Screen Time

Elizabeth talks about how to help children (and adults) manage screen time after Kirstie Alsop smashes her child’s iPad in frustration

BBC Sussex: Child Privacy

Are children entitled to the same privacy rights and parents? Where do you set the boundaries? When should a parent invade their child’s privacy?

Sky News: Should the government ban smacking?

Elizabeth discusses the UN resolution to ban smacking in the UK. Should children be the only group of people who are not protected from physical violence in the UK? Do children have a right to a violence-free childhood?

BBC Radio Tees: Books in Happy Meals

McDonalds are going to put book vouchers in Happy meals instead of toys. John Foster discusses the advantages and disadvantages with Elizabeth, and talks about the merits of reading.

BBC Three Counties: Out of Control 7-Year Old

Elizabeth talks to Jonathan Vernon-Smith about Vicky, a mum with a daughter who swears and punches and kicks her mum regularly. And Jonathan asks Elizabeth for advice on what Vicky should do.

BBC Radio Ulster: Facebook’s Motherhood Challenge

Elizabeth talks to Seamus McKee about the Motherhood Challenge where some people find it smug or insulting that mums are posting photos of their moments that make them happy to be a mum, and naming people they think are great mums.

Sky News: Should all parents have access to parenting classes?

David Cameron wants parents to see parenting classes as normal, even aspirational. But are UK parents ready to accept parenting support?

Sky News: Overindulging Children

Sky News interviews Elizabeth to discuss Prue Leith’s comments about modern parents overindulging their children.

BBC Breakfast Controlled Crying

Elizabeth talks on BBC Breakfast about whether controlled crying is ever OK to use to get your baby to sleep at night

Sky News: Nappies at School

Elizabeth on Sky News talking about children wearing nappies to school in primary and secondary school. And how it affects their mental and emotional health.

Should Parents go to Parenting Classes?

Elizabeth talks to Sky News about whether it should be normal for every parent to attend parenting classes.

Out of Control 7-Year Old

Elizabeth talks to Jonathan Vernon-Smith on Radio Three Counties about Vicky who rang in to talk about her out-of-control 7 year old.

Should the Government Ban Smacking?

Elizabeth discusses on Sky News the UN resolution to ban smacking in the UK. Should children be the only group of people who are not protected from physical violence in the UK? Do children have a right to a violence-free childhood?

Sky News: Dangers of Social Media

Here’s Elizabeth talking on Sky News about the dangers of Social Media

LBC: Parenting Courses

How do you learn to be a good parent? Shouldn’t you just know how to parent? Questions raised as Alex Proud slates the book ‘The Conscious Parent’ By Shefali Tsabary.

Sky News: Homework Warning

Should primary school aged children still be given homework? And how can parents get children to do their homework with a minimum of fuss?

BBC Sussex: Sex education by parents

As teenage pregnancy rates fall, questions are asked, whose responsibility is it to teach children about sex? Is it the parents? Or the school?

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: Tooth decay at 3. Are parents to blame?

1 in 8 of UK children have tooth decay at age 3.
With tooth decay soaring,
do parents need to take charge and learn how to say no to toddlers?

BBC Sussex: Child Privacy

Sky News: Cyber bullying

Here’s me, Elizabeth O’Shea, on Sky news talking about on-line bullying by children

Sky News: Family holiday price rip-off

Why should parents be ripped off by the high prices in school holidays? And how can parents afford family holidays if they can’t afford to take the children away during official holiday times?

BBC Sussex: Teenage sexualisation

How can parents help teenagers to challenge sexism? How can you teach teenagers to have a healthy self-esteem despite the pressures of life?

BBC WM: Are parents to blame for Britain’s biggest problems?

The chief or OFSTED blames Britain’s biggest social problems on parents failing to teach children right from wrong. Should parents take responsibility and find a course when they can’t cope? And should all parents be offered a parenting course.

BBC Sussex: Teenage happiness

How much do teenagers keep from their families? How can parents help teenagers open up to them?