A NEW weekly parenting podcast is set for release on all major platforms on Wednesday, May 27.

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.

Created by Wiltshire parenting coach Debi John, the podcast helps parents to discover new ways of playing and interacting with their children.

It provides simple, playful tools through engaging, informed discussions with a wide range of parents and experts from around the world.

Mrs John, the founder of Play Healing CIC and a mother of two teenagers, said: “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.”

She firmly believes that parents can be given the simple tools from her Play Healing Pause model to become experts.

She believes they can find healthier ways of coping with emotional and behavioural challenges.

Mrs John coaches parents online and regularly features on BBC Radio Wiltshire 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-graduate degree in therapeutic play.

Play Healing CIC 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.

Mrs John says: "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."