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Road Safety for Children

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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With Child Safety Week running from June 3, Parental Choice is looking at Road Safety for Children.  Road accidents are a major cause of death and injury among the young, with the risk rising as children reach secondary school age and have more independence. Danger from traffic is also a big factor dictating whether children ...

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 ...

Spread your wings little bird

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, nursery
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Given that it is the time of year when many children are starting nursery for the first time I wanted to write about how it feels for Mum (or Dad but I’m using Mum because I am one) watching their little bird spread their wings into a whole new world. In the name of research I ...

The Approach of the Tweens

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized
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I don’t have a teen and I don’t have a tween so you might be wondering why I’m writing a piece for this teen/tween themed newsletter. Well, what I do have is a seven year old daughter who is fast heading towards the tween stage so I thought I would share my fear of this ...

Employment rights – would you give them up for shares?

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Financial Planning, Family, Childcare, Career
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Back in October we published an article on George Osbournes proposal to allow employers to offer shares to employees in return for sacrifing key employment rights. Amazingly, this week, the House of Lords has backed down in its long battle with the Government over the controversial ‘shares for rights’ scheme, but only after extr...

Not the mum I thought I would be

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Everyone told me that having kids was hard work. My own mother said that I would never understand the sacrifices that she made for me until I had children of my own. At the time I listened, nodded and understood. Or did I? I don’t think anyone has any real idea of what being a ...