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How to create a safe environment for your kids to play

by ParentalChoice
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Even in the UK, where weather can be changeable, it’s a good idea for kids to be able to play outside as much as possible. Having the freedom to run around, and use play equipment, outdoors helps to reduce childhood stress and levels of obesity. Yes, kids love to play games on their tablets, but ...

Dads Demand More Flexible Working

by ParentalChoice
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As more and more women are staying in the workplace after having children – and often full time – parents are demanding greater flexibility, but dads are still being held back by old-fashioned policies and fears that their employer will react negatively to requests to work flexibly, according to two new Workingmums.co.u...

Relocation to Hong Kong for same sex couples just got easier

by ParentalChoice
in LGBT, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Family
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The Hong Kong government made a formal announcement on Tuesday, 18 September that as of 19 September, 2018, same-sex couples whose relationship is legally recognised in the country in which they were married or entered a civil union will be able to apply for a dependent visa or entry permit to Hong Kong. The full ...

Managing working parent guilt

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Career
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By Dr Natalie Cheatle and Dr Annika Clark at The Parent Space Experienced Clinical Psychologists offering practical and effective parenting skills. www.theparentspace.co.uk It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at...

Time Saving tips for working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
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As a working parent, one of the things you will feel most is that there aren’t enough hours in the day. I certainly felt that way when I went back to work after our first daughter. Suddenly I was working four days a week with a hour’s commute each way and the time I was ...

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, Children's health, Children
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Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of teachers surveyed attributed the ...