Family

Are we over-testing primary children?

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Parenting, Family, Education, Children
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There is a feeling among many that we over-testing primary children and the tests children are required to take at primary school in England are overly complex and a source of “unnecessary” pressure on children at too young an age. On the contrary, the Government says testing is an important part of ensuring that children ...

Parental Choice shortlisted for Relocate Global Awards!

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Press Releases, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies, Family, Europe
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It’s been a very happy Friday at Parental Choice! We have been shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Employee & Family Support Award’ at the Relocate Global Awards 2019. Our family global mobility teams in APAC and EMEA are working hard with businesses to help their employees with families settle into new liv...

Educational toddler activities – ten to try this spring

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Toddlers are sensory learners who love to touch, smell and taste almost everything they encounter and with the start of spring, chances are your kids are eager to try something new and get their hands dirty!   Below, you’ll find a range of indoor and outdoor educational toddler activities to try this spring. They’ll promise fu...

Family garden safety

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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With the feeling that spring has most definitely sprung and we all want to get outside with our children Parental Choice is looking at family garden safety. Gardens can be fun places, especially for families. Whether you enjoy planting flowers and vegetables, kicking a ball around, eating or just spending time outside, gardens are ...

Mother’s Day – the what and when

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, New mum, Mother's Day, Family, Children
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Spring is here, and so Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has got to be close. Each year it is a different date, depending on where in the calendar Easter falls.  Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent, which in 2019 is March 31st. So, if the date of Mothering Sunday is dependent on Lent ...

Love

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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‘The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return’. David Bowie. I find these words from the late master of reinvention humbling. Someone can have ‘everything’, but, without love, it is nothing. As I sit here contemplating this, I am surrounded by tissues and various cold remedies, having succumb...