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Indoor fun for the family

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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How can we occupy our kids when they are stuck inside?   During the winter months, there’s no avoiding spending much more time indoors. It’s tempting to allow the kids to while away the time on devices or playing on their Xbox. But there are ways of keeping your kids off their screens and still having ...

Don’t let January be difficult!

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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So, if you trust the media, January is the most difficult month for us all to get through, culminating in the most difficult day of the year, Blue Monday on January 21st. It is understandable that January can feel a little bit of an underwhelming month, when it’s neighbour on one side, December is the ...

What to do with your unwanted gifts

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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The Christmas decorations have all been packed away and the New Year hangover is a distant memory, but you still have a small pile of gifts in the corner (or hidden in a cupboard) that just weren’t, how would we say it, ‘You’ this Christmas. The bright patterned jumper keeps winking at you, the aroma ...

New year, new parenting? Parental resolutions for 2019

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family
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New year, new parenting….is being a better parent on your list of resolutions?  At the start of each new year most of us make a set of resolutions which should have a positive impact on our lives. Who hasn’t signed up to a gym to fulfil that ‘be more healthy’ resolution, frantically tidied the house ...

Educating your Child about Social Media Safety

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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  During the primary school years, there is a tendency to want to bury your head in the sand when it comes to the issues and challenges of mobile phone use and social media. If you have children under 10, you may feel you don’t need to pay attention to this yet. However, by Years ...

Childcare Survey 2018 – what does it mean for working families?

by ParentalChoice
in nursery, Family, Childcare
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The team here at Parental Choice have recently read the Family and the Childcare Trust Childcare Survey 2018 to see what the main findings are for working families. The survey collates information and data on childcare provision from Local Authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. The survey is a simple overview of cost and ...