Supporting Your Child with Exam Stress

Supporting Your Child with Exam Stress We have come to the time of year when many children are preparing to face exams or tests at school. These exams or tests vary in their significance for your child’s future. For some, they will be the stepping stone to the next part of their educational journey, for […]

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Safety, online pressures and unhappy children

Safety, Online Pressures and Unhappy Children 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 […]

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Crafting with Kids

Crafting With Kids: Arts and Crafts That Can Help Enhance Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills Arts and craft activities can be beneficial to the development of young children. Moreover, doing crafts with your little one can also strengthen your bond. In the UK, 76% of parents said that their children regularly take part in art […]

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Family Voice Surrey

Family Voice Surrey Rachael Foley is one of Parental Choice’s superstar recruitment consultants.  She spends her days matching families with the perfect nanny or au pair.  In her spare time, she supports a local charity Family Voice Surrey.  We asked her why she supports the charity and to give us a bit of background on […]

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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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Managing Parental Guilt

Managing working parent guilt It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at times. Going to work can allow a healthy break from thinking about your children and their needs but it also invariably […]

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping your child cope with stress Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of […]

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LGBT and Diversity – a corporate example

LGBT and diversity – A corporate example To understand how LGBT inclusion features in into a Diversity & Inclusion strategy we asked our corporate Partners Northern Trust to give us an insight as to what they are doing … Northern Trust is a global financial services firm, employing 18,000 people across the globe. We work […]

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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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