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Games you can play at Christmas time with the whole family

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Christmas is the best period of spending time with family playing games, talking and simply enjoying the company of loved ones.  Technology is of course everywhere around us, but there are things you can do which don’t involve TV or any other technology, only Christmas music in the background. For that, you will need games ...

Finding your balance as an entrepreneurial parent

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Parenting, Entrepreneur
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  You are a giver. You give your time and devotion to your family, to your customers and to those you hold dear. It’s important to you to prioritise your children and family life. You play a multitude of roles to support them and you ensure their wellbeing is at the heart of what you ...

When giving a little can mean a lot

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Charity
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As we get caught up in festive commercial chaos and sometimes lose sight of the real meaning of the season, Parental Choice talks to Helen Shepard, a fundraiser with the international charity Railway Children, about giving at Christmas. ‘Halloween costumes have been discarded and bonfire night fireworks have fizzled out so it’s ...

Alzheimer Society’s Top Tips to help your loved one with dementia enjoy Christmas

by ParentalChoice
in Family
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It is often easy to think that Christmas is all about children and whilst it is delightful to watch how excited they get, it is always worth sparing a thought for our more elderly relatives, especially if they are living with dementia. Here are the Alzheimer’s Society’s top tips this Christmas: While for most people, th...

5 Tips for Awakening the Giving Spirit in Your Children This Holiday Season

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Charity
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As adults, entering the festive season often leaves us feeling reflective about the year that has somehow, already passed. We take the time to learn from our mistakes and set up goals for the coming year, and look forward to spending the holidays with our loved ones. Children also feel a definite shift at this ...

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...