Family

The Homework Battle

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, schools, Family, Education, Children
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Homework, as many of us know at Parental Choice, can be a battle at the best of times so we turned to educational expert Rachel Vecht, founder of Educating Matters (www.educatingmatters.co.uk), for her top tips on how to win the homework battle. “Over the past twenty years, homework is certainly a topic I have thought ...

Reading with your child

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, starting pre-school, reading, Family
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It’s never too early for children to start reading; the right book can live long in the memory and help get them hooked from an extremely early age. Reading is essential for babies’ development. Experts claim that babies respond to familiar faces, voices and being held close straight from birth so even newborns will love ...

Grandparents providing Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Grandparents, Family, Childcare
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With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. The vast majority of parents say that grandparents are their first choice of childcare, and 97% of families receive some kind of help, ranging from regular childcare for babies and toddlers, to dropping of...

5 Tips for Coping with the Diagnosis of a Seriously ill or Disabled Child

by ParentalChoice
in special needs, Family, Children's health, Children, Charity
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Hearing that your child has been diagnosed with a serious illness or disability is something that no one is ever prepared to hear, and it can seem extremely difficult or even impossible to process. With the right coping mechanisms, you can make the process easier on your child, your family, and yourself. By taking care ...

Common Childhood Ailments

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children's health, Children, Childcare
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As parents we are bound to worry every time something is not quite right with our children. Sometimes, however, with a bit of knowledge we can be better prepared for what life has to throw our children’s way. With that in mind, @Parental_Choice asked our “resident” GP for some tips and information on common childhood ...

Family Relocation to Hong Kong

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Family, Children, Childcare
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  The very idea of uprooting and relocating a family can be extremely daunting even when moving home within the UK. So considering relocating halfway around the world to a different country all together can seem an overwhelming prospect. But it can be a great adventure too, with the right support and planning. Fortunately, H...