Christmas

Christmas cooking with kids

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Parenting, Christmas, Children
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Christmas Cooking Inspiration Parental Choice has asked Families Magazine for some ideas for getting the kids cooking this Christmas.  Claire Winter has discovered three great recipes. The festive season is a great time to get cooking in the kitchen. Families has talked to chefs, food influencers and readers across the country to g...

Games you can play at Christmas time with the whole family

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Christmas is the best period of spending time with family playing games, talking and simply enjoying the company of loved ones.  Technology is of course everywhere around us, but there are things you can do which don’t involve TV or any other technology, only Christmas music in the background. For that, you will need games ...

When giving a little can mean a lot

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Charity
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As we get caught up in festive commercial chaos and sometimes lose sight of the real meaning of the season, Parental Choice talks to Helen Shepard, a fundraiser with the international charity Railway Children, about giving at Christmas. ‘Halloween costumes have been discarded and bonfire night fireworks have fizzled out so it’s ...

5 Tips for Awakening the Giving Spirit in Your Children This Holiday Season

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in Children, Charity
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As adults, entering the festive season often leaves us feeling reflective about the year that has somehow, already passed. We take the time to learn from our mistakes and set up goals for the coming year, and look forward to spending the holidays with our loved ones. Children also feel a definite shift at this ...

Surviving Christmas

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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Let me be very clear, I LOVE Christmas. I love the colours and the smells and the food and the presents and everything else that goes with it but, like many people, I can find it very stressful. Every year I spend months dreaming of the perfect family Christmas featured on the supermarket adverts and ...

No more Santa

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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There are many wonderful aspects to having children and none more so than the privilege of creating the magic of Christmas for them. Every family does it differently and has different stories and traditions but however you do it it’s bound to involve a vivid imagination and the development of magical stories and tales. Our ...