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Avoiding Relocation Meltdowns

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Relocation, Press Releases, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies
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There’s a reason it’s called the nuclear family, and although it’s actually about the nucleus as a core rather than the use of atomic weapons, the possibility of runaway and disastrous chain reactions in the high-pressure situation of an international relocation is very real. Get it wrong and you may have set in motion a ...

The New Tax Year – what does it mean for me?

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll, Nannies, Employee Benefits
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April 6th 2018 is the start of the new tax year and it’s when the changes announced by the Government last Autumn will now take effect. For employers and nannies these changes will ultimately mean changes to costs and salaries and therefore we would encourage everyone to check their payslips carefully in April. The Key ...

Grandparents providing Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Grandparents, Family, Childcare
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With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. The vast majority of parents say that grandparents are their first choice of childcare, and 97% of families receive some kind of help, ranging from regular childcare for babies and toddlers, to dropping of...

5 Tips for Coping with the Diagnosis of a Seriously ill or Disabled Child

by ParentalChoice
in special needs, Family, Children's health, Children, Charity
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Hearing that your child has been diagnosed with a serious illness or disability is something that no one is ever prepared to hear, and it can seem extremely difficult or even impossible to process. With the right coping mechanisms, you can make the process easier on your child, your family, and yourself. By taking care ...

What yoga and mindfulness can do for Child and Parent Wellbeing

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Children's health, Children
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Yoga and mindfulness are the buzzwords of the year, maybe the decade: at the gym, at work, or even in the classroom. Everyone seems to love it, because everyone seems to be stressed these days. But is it all just hippie hype, or can yoga really help you and your child achieve mental well-being and ...

School Food Matters

by ParentalChoice
in Education, Children's health, Children
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When our children start school, we are no longer responsible for the food they eat during school time but we still care. Stephanie Wood, founder of the charity, School Food Matters, shares her views on the importance of teaching children about healthy food choices within school and beyond. “At School Food Matters we receive lo...