Christmas

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 ...

What Christmas means to me – Terina Keene, Chief Executive of the Railway Children

by ParentalChoice
in children's safety, Children, Childcare
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Some of us are very lucky and are able to have Christmases full of love, fun, good food and wonderful presents. But there are many amongst us, a lot of them children, who are not so fortunate. With that thought in mind, Parental Choice asked Terina Keene, Chief Executive of the charity, the Railway Children ...

Top Tips for Great Family Photos

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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With Christmas just around the corner, it is a good time to look at some easy ways to brush up our camera skills. We asked Duncan of Duncan Jennings Photography to give us five simple tips to help us make the most of the photo opportunities that Christmas will bring. “The key to taking great family ...

Christmas Family Theatre

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family
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The Christmas countdown has begun, the Christmas adverts have taken over the TV, the red Starbucks cups are in store and Leona Lewis has turned on the Regent Street Christmas lights; in theatre land the pantomime dame outfits are being dusted off, magical beanstalks prepare to grow from plain old beans and giants slowly awaken from...

New year parent…

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family
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2012 is the year I became a single parent. My parenting style this year has been very much about survival and getting through each day having fed the kids, cleaned the house and met my work commitments was a win in my mind. But, as 2013 is looming very close,  I’ve been thinking about how ...