Holidays

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 ...

Surviving the summer holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Holidays, Children, Childcare
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It’s almost here, every working parent’s worst nightmare, the summer holidays!!! Those three words strike dread and fear into the hearts of working parents everywhere. Just how do you get through them unscathed? With the average annual school holidays being three times the annual leave that a full time working parent is entitle...

Summer Camps – a guide for separated parents on avoiding conflict

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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Summer Camps are becoming an increasingly popular way of entertaining your children during these long summer breaks, and for good reason. In theory, your child will enjoy a week or two away from the sofa and their phones, and you can have a week or two without the constant worry of how you are going ...

Games you can play at Christmas time with the whole family

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Christmas is the best period of spending time with family playing games, talking and simply enjoying the company of loved ones.  Technology is of course everywhere around us, but there are things you can do which don’t involve TV or any other technology, only Christmas music in the background. For that, you will need games ...

Top Tips for staying safe in the sun this summer

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Holidays, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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Your summer plans may include hitting the beach, or just spending more time outdoors with your children. However, the summer is a peak time for accidental injuries as children have more time unsupervised or are maybe looked after by a young babysitter or older sibling. Babyem have outlined their top tips for keeping children safe ...

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 ...