Getting benefits and rewards right for working parents

Getting employee benefits right for parents and carers It is growing more important that businesses get employee benefits right for parents and carers. When a working parent, or someone with caring responsibilities is at work, we all assume they are firing on all cylinders. And to be honest, most of the time we are! However, […]

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We must talk about mental health

We must talk about mental health ‘We must talk about mental health‘ says Peter Baker Humen, the men’s mental health charity, has recently produced a short but very powerful video. It’s called ’20 Men 1 Question’. In it, 20 men are asked when they last cried. Many had not done so for years. Not talking […]

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Stress and depression – how to help yourself

Stress and depression –how to help yourself Feeling fed up and stressed are common, and most people will experience it in their lives at some point. Most of the time these feelings are transient and go away with a rest, a moan with friends/family or a good holiday. However, stress can become chronic when the […]

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We should all be talking about menopause at work

We should all be talking about menopause at work October 18th is World Menopause Day and Parental Choice are asking ‘How Menopause aware is your company?’ as we feel we should all be talking about menopause. We have partnered with Sarah Davis, from Talking Menopause to help our clients raise awareness of menopause in the […]

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All change – settling relocating kids

All change – settling relocating kids When I first expressed my concern to friends and family about how our kids (then aged 3 and 6) would cope with our forthcoming move from London to California, everyone was quick to reassure me how adaptable children are. In reality, it turned out that uprooting ourselves from our […]

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Back to school, back to work

Back to school,back to work I still remember the nervous excitement of the first day back at school in September after a long, summer break: meeting my new teachers, seeing my classmates after a long break, the (slightly stiff) feeling of the smart new shoes and uniform. And now as a parent, I re-live this […]

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Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition?

Flexible working – Childcare mothers Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition? There were two stories in the press in the last couple of weeks which resonated here at Parental Choice HQ for different reasons. Firstly, was the great news that a private bill [&he...

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Sarah-Jane Butler is a Rising Star Champion!

Sarah-Jane Butler is a Rising Star Champion! Press Release Sarah-Jane Butler is a Rising Star Champion! Last night, Sarah-Jane Butler, CEO and Founder of Parental Choice, was recognised by We are the City as one of five amazing women who are championing the UK pipeline of female talent. Sarah-Jane, who attended the prestigious awards ceremony [&...

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