Parenting

A Positive Body Image?  How to help our to children love their bodies.

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Teenagers, Parenting, Mental Health, Children's health, Children
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Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme this is ‘Body Image’.  People with a positive body image are naturally inclined to have higher self-esteem, are happier andmore confident.  Can we help our to children love their bodies and develop a positive body image? According to Mentally Healthy Sc...

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 ...

Helping children manage stress during exam season

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Teenagers, schools, Parenting, Education, Children
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The summer term has started, and so has exam time so we are looking at helping children manage exam season stress.  While the lead in to the May half term is just a few weeks, for some families this time will be a highly stressful period.  Children in years 2 and 6 are taking the ...

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 2019 – what does being a mother mean to you?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting
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Mother’s Day 2019 is nearly upon us! With Mother’s Day 2019 on March 31st we’ve asked one mother what being a mother means to her. Once upon a time long long ago, back in the days of long Sunday lunches spent lounging over a pub table with a bunch of equally single and hedonistic young ...