Family

How can you get your kids off their screens during a family holiday?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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As a former teacher, mother of 4 and working as a parent educator for the last 16 years, the whole issue of managing screen time is one I get asked about an awful lot. Skiing over February half term was far and away one of the best bonding family holidays I can remember. In large ...

Looking after your Children’s Future with a Will

by ParentalChoice
in Financial Planning, Family, Children
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With thanks to Julie Man, Head of Private Wealth and Partner at Mundays LLP ‘Seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary!’ exclaimed Robin William’s character in the film ‘Dead Poets Society’. Whilst this is sage advice and we should indeed make the most of our lives, Robin Williams’ untimely death reminds us to c...

Children’s Activities – how much should we schedule for them?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Last week as I was rushing from a dance pick up to a football drop off all with a toddler in tow, I thought about all the activities that my children undertake and whether all this is really beneficial for them (for all of us!)? We contacted Dr Annika and Dr Natalie, child psychologists at ...

Alzheimer Society’s Top Tips to help your loved one with dementia enjoy Christmas

by ParentalChoice
in Family
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It is often easy to think that Christmas is all about children and whilst it is delightful to watch how excited they get, it is always worth sparing a thought for our more elderly relatives, especially if they are living with dementia. Here are the Alzheimer’s Society’s top tips this Christmas: While for most people, th...

Stress and depression – how to help yourself

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
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Dr Clare Johnston Feeling fed up and stressed are common, and most people will experience it in their lives at some point. Most of the time these feelings are transient and go away with a rest, a moan with friends/family or a good holiday. However, stress can become chronic when the demands on an individual ...

The Mess, Fun and Drama of Food!

by ParentalChoice
in Healthy eating, Family, Children's health
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Each mother’s experience of feeding her children is different but it is always good to have some advice from someone who has been through a similar experience. Thank you to Lizzie for this article. “Devoted wife and momma of two beautiful girls, with a mostly wonderful husband and two bats**t crazy dogs.”, Lizzie r...