Work life balance

Enterprise launches new initiative for working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Press Releases, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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          Childcare experts Parental Choice is delighted to announce a new partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The partnership will see the global vehicle rental business offering a tailored family support package for its UK-based employees through Parental Choice. Employees of Enterprise will benefit fr...

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...

Time Saving tips for working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
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As a working parent, one of the things you will feel most is that there aren’t enough hours in the day. I certainly felt that way when I went back to work after our first daughter. Suddenly I was working four days a week with a hour’s commute each way and the time I was ...

Why being a working mother is vital for diversity in the workplace.

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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“I recently read that there are more CEOs named John than there are women CEOs. I’m changing my name to John.”   (Overheard at ‘She Runs It’ – Working Mother of the Year Awards, 2017) Seven years ago, I had my first child. I was in my early 30s, and I had worked in the City ...

Surviving the summer holidays

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Holidays, Children, Childcare
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It’s almost here, every working parent’s worst nightmare, the summer holidays!!! Those three words strike dread and fear into the hearts of working parents everywhere. Just how do you get through them unscathed? With the average annual school holidays being three times the annual leave that a full time working parent is entitle...

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 ...