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Bridging the Gap Between Generations

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Grandparents, Elderly care, Children
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Bridging the gap between generations can be of great benefit to young and old alike. It is a sad fact that today’s society is segregating people by age more and more. As we live to older ages, creating good relationships between the old and young has never been more important. It is important not just ...

Feeling Closer to your Children

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, Children
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You might think it is a sign of progress that parents in the UK now spend more time with their children than they did 50 years ago, but, in fact, they actually feel an uneasy lack of closeness to them. And the children are more anxious. And everyone is feeling lonelier. So why? It’s always ...

What to read with your child this National Storytelling Week

by ParentalChoice
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Today, Saturday 26th January is the start of National Storytelling Week. We should never need an excuse or a reason to read with our children, it’s so good for them. Here at Parental Choice, we’ve chosen a few of the books we’ve enjoyed reading to our own children. Take inspiration and have a read, but ...

Getting employee benefits right for parents and carers

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Elderly care, Career
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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, there are often unseen reasons from family life ...

Work:Life Balance is important – fact!

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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Work:Life Balance is important – fact! Parental Choice consider employees to be the most valuable asset to any business. So, we were interested to read research published at the end of last year which indicated that nearly a quarter of employees in the UK are showing a low intent to stay in their current role. ...

Indoor fun for the family

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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How can we occupy our kids when they are stuck inside?   During the winter months, there’s no avoiding spending much more time indoors. It’s tempting to allow the kids to while away the time on devices or playing on their Xbox. But there are ways of keeping your kids off their screens and still having ...