Parenting

Managing working parent guilt

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Career
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By Dr Natalie Cheatle and Dr Annika Clark at The Parent Space Experienced Clinical Psychologists offering practical and effective parenting skills. www.theparentspace.co.uk It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at...

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, Children's health, Children
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Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of teachers surveyed attributed the ...

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 ...

LGBT pride month and how parents can support their LGBT children?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, LGBT, Family, Children
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LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what has been achieved, and what is yet to be achieved when it comes to LGBT human rights. Pride month tradition started in the 1970’s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in the United States. So why ...

Educating Children on Diversity within Families

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, LGBT, Family, Children
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We live in an increasingly diverse society and children will inevitably have contact with people from many different cultures, ethnicities and family compositions. Parents play an important role in teaching children tolerance and appreciation of difference in order for them to flourish and succeed in their communities and the wider...

Is The Bedtime Story Fading Away?

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, reading, Parenting, Children, Childcare
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If you’ve ever enjoyed the cosy comfort of listening to a bedtime story when you were little, you’ll know just how much it can mean. It’s a chance to spend some real one on one time with a parent, just you and them in the half dark, listening to something fun or exciting (or both) ...