Teenagers

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...

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 ...

Staying Safe Online

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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Provided by Get Safe Online https://www.getsafeonline.org/ As parents, we want our children to be healthy and happy and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want our kids to be safe. Children learn through exploration and natural curiosity, and it is part of our job as parents and ...

The Value of Ofsted Reports

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, starting pre-school, schools, nursery, Childcare
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Whether you are choosing a nanny, child-minder, school or after-school club there is a role that Ofsted can play in your decision making process. At each stage the inspection and reporting framework works differently. Early Years Ofsted is responsible for the registration and inspection of all childcare providers. It operates two re...

Parenting Teenagers

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family
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As our children grow up our relationship with them changes, as does the way we parent them. Some children move with relative ease through the ‘tween’ stage and into teenage years, others have a rockier ride.  How, as parents, can we help our children negotiate these transition years as smoothly as possible? Stay Connected The ...

Parenting Tweens in 2014

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family, Children
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The pre-teen era is an exciting transformational journey for your child. It’s also an opportunity for you to really live, laugh and learn with them, polishing up on your own life skills so you can help them confidently navigate, fully engage with, contribute to the big, wide world. Alarmingly, it seems our 9 to 12 ...