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Family garden safety

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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With the feeling that spring has most definitely sprung and we all want to get outside with our children Parental Choice is looking at family garden safety. Gardens can be fun places, especially for families. Whether you enjoy planting flowers and vegetables, kicking a ball around, eating or just spending time outside, gardens are ...

From babies with love – love in the workplace

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Children
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Is love a word you often hear at work? In respect of how you feel about your colleagues, how you feel about your company, or how your company feels about you? I wonder if a staff survey ever asked: “do you feel loved by your company”? On Valentines Day From Babies with Love launched with ...

Bridging the Gap Between Generations

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Grandparents, Elderly care, Children
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Bridging the gap between generations can be of great benefit to young and old alike. It is a sad fact that today’s society is segregating people by age more and more. As we live to older ages, creating good relationships between the old and young has never been more important. It is important not just ...

Feeling Closer to your Children

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, Children
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You might think it is a sign of progress that parents in the UK now spend more time with their children than they did 50 years ago, but, in fact, they actually feel an uneasy lack of closeness to them. And the children are more anxious. And everyone is feeling lonelier. So why? It’s always ...

Staying safe on Halloween and bonfire nights

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, children's safety
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Back in 2015 Parental Choice sought some advice from Roma Feldstein at Safe and Sound on staying safe on Halloween and Bonfire nights. She shared her knowledge and tips on what to look out for when buying costumes for Halloween and what to do in the event of a burn injury, the safe use of ...

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 ...