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Schooling in Frankfurt: The options

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, Global Mobility, Frankfurt, Europe
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So you’re off to live in Frankfurt, or perhaps you’re just considering it. You like the thought of new beers and wines to try, a new language to master, being in the centre or Europe, but this move isn’t just about you. There are little people to consider, or maybe just twinkles in your eye. ...

Special Needs in Frankfurt: Assembling Your Village

by ParentalChoice
in special needs, Parenting, Global Mobility, Frankfurt
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‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb often used to explain that children require not only their families but also a supportive community to provide a safe and positive environment in which to develop. When raising a child with special needs, this ‘village’ is even more important but, when raising ...

So what is behind China’s expertise in Maths (and Table Tennis), can we emulate it and what might they want to learn from us?

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Relocation, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Education
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Parental Choice have recently expanded into Asia with operations in full swing in Hong Kong.  As a result we have taken a look at the Chinese education system.  It is famous around the world, but how does it compare to the UK?  Liz Browne, was privileged enough to travel to Beijing earlier this year and ...

What is digital resilience?

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Education, children's safety, Children
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As parents we are constantly faced with new challenges and the need to learn new skills, not least when it comes to how we can help our children learn how to use the internet.  Digital Parenting Magazine aim to provide parents with the latest expert advice to help children’s life skills needed in the online world and so w...

What does the 2018 budget mean for working parents?

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll, Parenting, Financial Planning
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Yesterday, October 29, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the UK Government’s 2018 budget. We have reviewed it and pulled out the key points which will affect working parents and, importantly, the implications for those who employ staff to help run their busy lives. Whilst Mr Hammond was keen to headline the end of austerity bein...

Educating your Child about Social Media Safety

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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  During the primary school years, there is a tendency to want to bury your head in the sand when it comes to the issues and challenges of mobile phone use and social media. If you have children under 10, you may feel you don’t need to pay attention to this yet. However, by Years ...