Children

Choosing a Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Children
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Preparing for your child to start primary school can be very exciting for the whole family but it does come with the stress, more for some than others, of establishing which school your child will go to. Which school do you want? How do you apply? Will your child be offered a place? The list ...

Top Tips for staying safe in the sun this summer

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Holidays, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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Your summer plans may include hitting the beach, or just spending more time outdoors with your children. However, the summer is a peak time for accidental injuries as children have more time unsupervised or are maybe looked after by a young babysitter or older sibling. Babyem have outlined their top tips for keeping children safe ...

Sensory Play: A Parent’s Responsibility

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Children
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It’s raining. Your little one is drenched. But her face is a picture of sheer delight and wonderment. With every energetic kick of the puddle, water sloshes over the tops of her wellies. She squeals as it trickles down inside her clothes. Do you wholeheartedly welcome this joy and fascination, or is your practical mind ...

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 ...

Fathers – making the most of your time with your children

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Children
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Fathers have a powerful role to play in their children’s lives as they often provide very different input than mothers. Studies have shown that involved fathers have a positive effect on almost all areas of child development, including intellectual ability, educational achievement, psychological well-being, and social behaviour. W...

How can you get your kids off their screens during a family holiday?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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As a former teacher, mother of 4 and working as a parent educator for the last 16 years, the whole issue of managing screen time is one I get asked about an awful lot. Skiing over February half term was far and away one of the best bonding family holidays I can remember. In large ...