Wellbeing

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...

Don’t let January be difficult!

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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So, if you trust the media, January is the most difficult month for us all to get through, culminating in the most difficult day of the year, Blue Monday on January 21st. It is understandable that January can feel a little bit of an underwhelming month, when it’s neighbour on one side, December is the ...

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 ...

Avoiding Relocation Meltdowns

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Relocation, Press Releases, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies
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There’s a reason it’s called the nuclear family, and although it’s actually about the nucleus as a core rather than the use of atomic weapons, the possibility of runaway and disastrous chain reactions in the high-pressure situation of an international relocation is very real. Get it wrong and you may have set in motion a ...

What yoga and mindfulness can do for Child and Parent Wellbeing

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Children's health, Children
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Yoga and mindfulness are the buzzwords of the year, maybe the decade: at the gym, at work, or even in the classroom. Everyone seems to love it, because everyone seems to be stressed these days. But is it all just hippie hype, or can yoga really help you and your child achieve mental well-being and ...

Have you got the January blues? I just don’t get it

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Wellbeing, Parenting, Childcare
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So here we are at January blues time –  not even a week back to work, and already the media are trying to convince us that January is the most depressing time of the year. Coaches are coming up with tips on how to beat the January blues because in theory we are all feeling rubbish after Christmas, ...