Children

Surviving the summer holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Holidays, Children, Childcare
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It’s almost here, every working parent’s worst nightmare, the summer holidays!!! Those three words strike dread and fear into the hearts of working parents everywhere. Just how do you get through them unscathed? With the average annual school holidays being three times the annual leave that a full time working parent is entitle...

LGBT pride month and how parents can support their LGBT children?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, LGBT, Family, Children
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LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what has been achieved, and what is yet to be achieved when it comes to LGBT human rights. Pride month tradition started in the 1970’s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in the United States. So why ...

Educating Children on Diversity within Families

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, LGBT, Family, Children
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We live in an increasingly diverse society and children will inevitably have contact with people from many different cultures, ethnicities and family compositions. Parents play an important role in teaching children tolerance and appreciation of difference in order for them to flourish and succeed in their communities and the wider...

Is The Bedtime Story Fading Away?

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, reading, Parenting, Children, Childcare
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If you’ve ever enjoyed the cosy comfort of listening to a bedtime story when you were little, you’ll know just how much it can mean. It’s a chance to spend some real one on one time with a parent, just you and them in the half dark, listening to something fun or exciting (or both) ...

Shhhhhh…children sleeping

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Children's health, Children
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When children get the sleep they need, they are able to grow, learn and develop properly as they age. Although often far lesser considered, sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise for a child. Rest varies by individual, and these patterns change as throughout early childhood and throughout an entire lifetime.  Daily Sl...

Summer Camps – a guide for separated parents on avoiding conflict

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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Summer Camps are becoming an increasingly popular way of entertaining your children during these long summer breaks, and for good reason. In theory, your child will enjoy a week or two away from the sofa and their phones, and you can have a week or two without the constant worry of how you are going ...