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National Work / Life Week

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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With thanks to Working Families, who are championing the National Work / Life Week: Monday 2nd October heralds the start of National Work Life Week, our annual campaign to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life fit. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential can...

Mum’s not the word: Men want flexible working too

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise, on the new research that’s busting the mum-myth once and for all. Here’s a question for all you parents out there. What groups of people work flexibly, or want to? If you’re thinking ‘Mostly mums, some dads, a few people with elderly parents’, I won’t be too surprised; ...

Creating a year-round work/life balance culture

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies
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National Work Life Balance Week, 2-6th October 2017, is a great reminder to re-focus on the importance of getting this right for working parents. However, it will take more than putting on a few events to give working parents what they really need for longer-term sustainability: a culture that feels family-friendly on a day-to-day ...

5 Tips for Successfully Changing Careers

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Career
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With the days growing shorter and signs of autumn slowly beginning to spread through the trees, your kids are gearing up to go back to school. You’ve stocked up on new shoes and uniforms that they’ll outgrow in mere months, along with every type of pencil, crayon and notebook possible. Now your children are quivering ...

Choosing a Secondary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Children
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If you have a child who is due to transfer to secondary school in 2018 or later it is likely that you are already thinking about which school you would like them to attend. This article will guide you through the admissions process for state schools and give you some points of thought to consider. ...

The Importance of Endings and Goodbyes

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, Children
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Goodbyes are an important ritual in our culture for a good reason. They signify that something has come to an end and that it is time for something new to happen. Even when the new event is fun or exciting, this transition itself can be difficult, especially for young children, and it is often important ...