Supporting your people back to the office

Supporting your people to return to the office I was surprised by the findings of a survey just published by the Manpower Services Group: workers in the UK are far more negative about returning to the office than those in other countries, like France or Germany.  What’s going on?  It seems that we are much […]

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Dads Homeschool

Dads homeschool Around the world during this COVID crisis, it seems that mothers are taking on more of the home-schooling burden than fathers. I heard the other day that dads typically get 3 hours of uninterrupted time for everyone hour that a mum gets, partly due to the “Muummm!” factor, where children call for their […]

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Work, keep healthy & fit with kids at home

How to work and keep healthy & fit with kids at home The struggle to stay on top of what we need to get done on any normal day for a working parent is real…. And then when you throw in new full-time responsibilities like stay-at-home-parent and educator, the struggle becomes overwhelming. Like everything about […]

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Remote working – the big sea change

Remote working – the big sea change I know you haven’t been living under a rock because in some way shape or form you have been affected by the corona outbreak virus. It may be something very personal to you in terms of the health of friends and family and/or suddenly having to work from […]

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Flexible working for managers

Flex work for managers How flexible are you as a manager? Honestly?  If you work flexibly yourself, it is likely that you feel comfortable in supporting flexible working by others in your team; if you have never worked flexibly yourself, you may feel hesitant and prefer your team to continue to work as they always […]

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Survival tips for work-life balance

Survival tips for work-life balance Work-life balance is never going to be perfect! How can it be? When you bring a child into your life, something’s got to give to make room for him or her. And it doesn’t get easier as your child gets older… school hours and holidays bring additional challenges for working […]

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Working dads and the new work life balance

Working Dads and the wew Work/Life Balance Bringing up children is never easy, but it’s particularly difficult if you’re a working parent. Both mothers and fathers have it tough for most of the working week. They both have a juggling act to perform. Fathers expectations are changing too. Many new dads want a different dynamic […]

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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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