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Preparing your child for starting secondary school

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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With excitement and a little trepidation your child will move on to secondary school in September! As a Headteacher watching parents dropping off their child I would observe the parents initially displaying more nerves than their son or daughter. If your child has had the opportunity to visit the school before starting or taken part...

Starting Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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For all parents there are key events that remain firmly fixed in the mind. One such day will be the day your child commences formal schooling. Personally, I can still feel the tiny hand that clutched on to mine as it was gently pulled away and Mrs Honey, my son’s first Primary School teacher, gave ...

How to Avoid Brain-Drain During the Summer Holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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We all know that our children need a break during the summer, so they come back to school refreshed and ready to learn. However, research consistently shows that children can lose up to a third of what they have learned during the holidays. Thanks to Claire Winter and Families® Magazine here are eight great ideas to ...

Recognising when it’s time to get help

by ParentalChoice
in special needs, Family, Children's health
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Being a parent is a full-time job at the best of times. If your son or daughter has additional support needs that places you as their full-time carer, the lifelong commitment can become a particular concern as you get older yourself. It’s natural to want to do everything you can to help a loved one, ...

Childcare and Flexible Working

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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Finding the right childcare when working full time or flexibly can be like finding a needle in a haystack and if you do find that needle it is often diamond and gold-plated! Parents spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and when it comes to a return to work, families (and in ...

Business, Banks and Brexit: Why Frankfurt is Booming

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Frankfurt, Europe
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Frankfurt is changing. Walk around almost any area of the city, and you will see bulldozers and diggers pulling down the old and putting up the new. Offices, apartments, hotels, shopping centres, there is a lot to suggest that Frankfurt expects growth. Brexit Boom? But where there is growth there can be cost, especially when ...