Children

Choosing a Secondary School

by ParentalChoice
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If you have a child who is due to transfer to secondary school in 2018 or later it is likely that you are already thinking about which school you would like them to attend. This article will guide you through the admissions process for state schools and give you some points of thought to consider. ...

The Importance of Endings and Goodbyes

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, Children
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Goodbyes are an important ritual in our culture for a good reason. They signify that something has come to an end and that it is time for something new to happen. Even when the new event is fun or exciting, this transition itself can be difficult, especially for young children, and it is often important ...

Choosing a Primary School

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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

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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 ...