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Safety, Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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If you were asked to list items that make children unsafe, what would you say? Obviously, many parents would create an unending list of dangerous toys, strangers, bullies, and safety concerns hiding in our homes and flats. After all, we have read the dangers about choking hazards, toys made with lead paint, and unsafe children’s ...

Staying safe on Halloween and bonfire nights

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, children's safety
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Back in 2015 Parental Choice sought some advice from Roma Feldstein at Safe and Sound on staying safe on Halloween and Bonfire nights. She shared her knowledge and tips on what to look out for when buying costumes for Halloween and what to do in the event of a burn injury, the safe use of ...

Childcare Survey 2018 – what does it mean for working families?

by ParentalChoice
in nursery, Family, Childcare
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The team here at Parental Choice have recently read the Family and the Childcare Trust Childcare Survey 2018 to see what the main findings are for working families. The survey collates information and data on childcare provision from Local Authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. The survey is a simple overview of cost and ...

Bienvenue Brexit – Is Paris the new London?

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Paris, Global Mobility, Europe, Brexit
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  Anyone who visits Paris agrees that part of its charm is its mysterious “je ne sais quoi”. No one can put their finger on why they love Paris, a combination of beautiful architecture, world-famous gastronomie and hundreds of years of history make it the most alluring city in the world. Paris is an effortless ...

How to create a safe environment for your kids to play

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized
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Even in the UK, where weather can be changeable, it’s a good idea for kids to be able to play outside as much as possible. Having the freedom to run around, and use play equipment, outdoors helps to reduce childhood stress and levels of obesity. Yes, kids love to play games on their tablets, but ...

Dads Demand More Flexible Working

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized
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As more and more women are staying in the workplace after having children – and often full time – parents are demanding greater flexibility, but dads are still being held back by old-fashioned policies and fears that their employer will react negatively to requests to work flexibly, according to two new Workingmums.co.u...