Family

It’s time for nursery or preschool

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, nursery, Family, Childcare
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Off to nursery or preschool Transitioning to or starting a new nursery or preschool can be an unsettling time for both child and parent. Many children are left at nursery as a baby, around the time when separation anxiety kicks in and both parent and child are left feeling bereft, however a few weeks on ...

How to Avoid Brain-Drain During the Summer Holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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We all know that our children need a break during the summer, so they come back to school refreshed and ready to learn. However, research consistently shows that children can lose up to a third of what they have learned during the holidays. Thanks to Claire Winter and Families® Magazine here are eight great ideas to ...

Are we nearly there yet? A survival guide to holiday car travel

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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Summer is here and it’s possible you may be heading away during the holidays. Many families opt to travel to their holiday destinations in the UK or Europe by car which can be economical and also means you can generally take more luggage. The trick is how to survive holiday car travel without things turning ...

The Benefits of Boredom By Gill Sims

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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‘I’m bored!’  How many times do we hear those words as parents? I have lost count of the number of times my precious moppets have whined over the years that they are ‘bored’ as they demanded some form of entertainment be provided (or at the very least that their electronics be returned after being confiscated ...

From Baby to Grandpa: Family Travel Ideas

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Grandparents, Family
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Planning to go on holiday with the grandparents? Maybe not this year, but here is Parental Choice’s ideas for family travel ideas which should suit the whole family. When it comes to holidays, multi-generational trips are probably the most fraught with problems in deciding where to go and what to do. A holiday party that ...

UK trips for you and the kids this summer

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in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Family
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Parental Choice have had a think about UK trips for you and the kids this summer, day trips or longer, our guide will help! Many parents worry about not being able to take their kids on a holiday abroad for any number of possible reasons, but a staycation shouldn’t be seen as a poor alternative. ...