Children

How to Avoid Brain-Drain During the Summer Holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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We all know that our children need a break during the summer, so they come back to school refreshed and ready to learn. However, research consistently shows that children can lose up to a third of what they have learned during the holidays. Thanks to Claire Winter and Families® Magazine here are eight great ideas to ...

Are we nearly there yet? A survival guide to holiday car travel

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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Summer is here and it’s possible you may be heading away during the holidays. Many families opt to travel to their holiday destinations in the UK or Europe by car which can be economical and also means you can generally take more luggage. The trick is how to survive holiday car travel without things turning ...

The Benefits of Boredom By Gill Sims

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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‘I’m bored!’  How many times do we hear those words as parents? I have lost count of the number of times my precious moppets have whined over the years that they are ‘bored’ as they demanded some form of entertainment be provided (or at the very least that their electronics be returned after being confiscated ...

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

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, LGBTQ+, LGBT, Diversity, D&I, 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. 2019 is ...

A Kitchen Safety Guide for all the Family

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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3rd June is the start of Child Safety Week and we have created a family kitchen safety guide to keep you all safe. For many families the kitchen is the hub of the family home. It’s not just a place where food is prepared but is also often one of the most used rooms in ...

Road Safety for Children

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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With Child Safety Week running from June 3, Parental Choice is looking at Road Safety for Children.  Road accidents are a major cause of death and injury among the young, with the risk rising as children reach secondary school age and have more independence. Danger from traffic is also a big factor dictating whether children ...