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Grandparents providing Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Grandparents, Family, Childcare
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With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. The vast majority of parents say that grandparents are their first choice of childcare, and 97% of families receive some kind of help, ranging from regular childcare for babies and toddlers, to dropping of...

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 ...

Childcare – more for less

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Financial Planning, Childcare
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When I was originally asked to write this article on the theme of “doing more with less”, the first thing that sprang to mind, given that I am a mother of three children, was getting the most you can where childcare is concerned. It’s never been more relevant than now when most families are feeling ...

My Life as a Succesful Working Mother

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Children, Career
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Founder and CEO of “An Inspirational Journey”, Heather Jackson embodies what many of us see as a successful working mother. But each of us sees success in a different way, so we asked Heather herself what she thought being a success was and how did she define it. “First question I asked myself when asked ...

Starting Nursery – how to prepare your child

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, starting pre-school, Moving house, Family, Children, Childcare
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Starting nursery school is a big step for both children and their parents.  For many it will be the first time they have regular and substantial separation from each other and in addition it marks the beginning of the child’s path towards increasing independence. This often gives rise to mixed feelings in both: children have ...

Not Underestimating the Power of Networking

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, schools, Career
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Networking doesn’t stop when you become a parent. In fact its power becomes even more important. Parental Choice asked Louise Websiter, founder of Beyondtheschoolrun, for her views on networking: “Sometimes I think we underestimate the power of our networks and yet when becoming a parent there is never a more important...