Parenting

Fathers – making the most of your time with your children

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Children
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Fathers have a powerful role to play in their children’s lives as they often provide very different input than mothers. Studies have shown that involved fathers have a positive effect on almost all areas of child development, including intellectual ability, educational achievement, psychological well-being, and social behaviour. W...

Leadership, fatherhood and the cabby

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Parenting, Career
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Two years ago, at 10:30pm I was on my way back from City airport after a big client meeting in Zurich. My cabby was John. He’s a proper East ender, late 40’s. Born and breed in the East End. He would have made pro for West Ham until an injury ruined it. We talked about ...

How can you get your kids off their screens during a family holiday?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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As a former teacher, mother of 4 and working as a parent educator for the last 16 years, the whole issue of managing screen time is one I get asked about an awful lot. Skiing over February half term was far and away one of the best bonding family holidays I can remember. In large ...

Easing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Parenting, Children
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With thanks to Rachel Vecht, director and founder of Educating Matters. www.educatingmatters.co.uk “As an experienced primary school teacher, mother to four children and having spent the last 13 years running ‘Educating Matters’ seminars in companies for working parents on how to support their children’s education, I fee...

Children’s Activities – how much should we schedule for them?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Last week as I was rushing from a dance pick up to a football drop off all with a toddler in tow, I thought about all the activities that my children undertake and whether all this is really beneficial for them (for all of us!)? We contacted Dr Annika and Dr Natalie, child psychologists at ...

Congratulations you are pregnant!!! What’s next?

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, New mum, Children
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This article has been written for Parental Choice by Arezou Rezvani, a private midwife, with many years’ experience on helping mothers to be as well as new mothers in their first few weeks of motherhood.   Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you will need to see your GP to get a referral to the hospital ...