Children

Games you can play at Christmas time with the whole family

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Christmas is the best period of spending time with family playing games, talking and simply enjoying the company of loved ones.  Technology is of course everywhere around us, but there are things you can do which don’t involve TV or any other technology, only Christmas music in the background. For that, you will need games ...

When giving a little can mean a lot

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Charity
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As we get caught up in festive commercial chaos and sometimes lose sight of the real meaning of the season, Parental Choice talks to Helen Shepard, a fundraiser with the international charity Railway Children, about giving at Christmas. ‘Halloween costumes have been discarded and bonfire night fireworks have fizzled out so it’s ...

5 Tips for Awakening the Giving Spirit in Your Children This Holiday Season

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Charity
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As adults, entering the festive season often leaves us feeling reflective about the year that has somehow, already passed. We take the time to learn from our mistakes and set up goals for the coming year, and look forward to spending the holidays with our loved ones. Children also feel a definite shift at this ...

Crafting With Kids: Arts and Crafts That Can Help Enhance Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

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in Children
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  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 clubs outside of school. While there are significant costs that come with being in an art ...

Why I’m Guilty as Charged

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Healthy eating, Family, Children's health, Children, Career
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Thanks go to Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness for this insightful article I was rudely awoken this morning by much screeching from downstairs in the kitchen. It quickly became apparent that I had done something terrible last night to my 11-year-old daughter who, having just started secondary school, has recently taken possessio...

Choosing a Secondary School

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in schools, Children
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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. ...