Tuesdays at 1 pm ET on TVOParents.com
TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - TVO, creator of TVOKids' The Space and
Gemini-Award winning Gisèle's Big Backyard, is proud to introduce Your Voice,
the first live exclusively online interactive parenting show. Your Voice
launched Tuesday March 6, 2007, on TVO's education-focused parenting website,
TVOParents.com and airs live every Tuesday from 1 to 1:30 pm (Eastern Time).
Your Voice combines the power of the Internet with the immediacy of live
interaction to provide EXPERT advice in REAL-TIME for parents and caregivers
on how they can help their children succeed in school. Parents told us they
needed a tool to help them navigate through the challenging period of their
child's learning years. With that in mind, TVO created Your Voice specifically
for parents of kids aged 2 to 12.
Every Tuesday, Your Voice host Cheryl Jackson, an award-winning
journalist and mother of three, welcomes education and child development
experts to explore issues facing parents and their kids, such as when kids
should start reading, web safety and bullying in the schoolyard. During the
show, Jackson and guest experts will take questions from parents via email or
phone. Parents can also share their opinions and experience with other parents
through an online chat. At the end of each show, an open-ended segment with
parenting expert Beverley Cathcart-Ross called "Ask Away" allows parents to
ask their own personal questions on any topic.
The first show on March 6 looked at sex education with guest Lyba Spring,
a sexual health educator with Toronto Public Health. The next show on March
13, "Parents: Hurdles to School Success?," explores the impact a parent's
words and actions can have on a child's ability to learn, socialize, and
succeed in the education system.
Topics in the weeks ahead include:
- Is Your Child Normal? (March 20)
- Immigrants and Education (March 27)
- Schoolyard Bullies (April 3)
- Online Predators (April 10)
To view a video introduction to Your Voice, click here
For media interviews or to learn more about the program, please contact Angela
Garde or Paul Ginis at the coordinates below.
As Ontario's public educational media organization, TVO creates safe,
enriching and fun learning experiences for children, offers support to their
parents, and encourages active citizenship through a range of media platforms
that allow for interaction and participation in our province. For information,
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Angela Garde, (416) 484-2600
ext. 2305, firstname.lastname@example.org; Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2445,