Family

Let’s take the family glamping

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family
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Obviously we’d all agree escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life for a well earned family holiday does wonders for the soul and family balance. There’s growing evidence that spending time out in a beautiful natural environment helps both mental and physical well being. A UK glamping holiday is a great option as a ...

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 ...

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...