Family

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 giggle factor….

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Childcare
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Our guest blogger Claire Maskell is back this week talking about the benefits of really laughing with your kids! Let’s admit it, as much as we love our children, they can really know how to push our buttons! It can leave us stressed, agitated and often at the end our tether!! That is why at least once ...

Staying Safe Online

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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Provided by Get Safe Online https://www.getsafeonline.org/ As parents, we want our children to be healthy and happy and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want our kids to be safe. Children learn through exploration and natural curiosity, and it is part of our job as parents and ...

A Cohesive Education and Childcare System for UK working parents?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, starting pre-school, schools, Parenting, nursery, Family, Childcare, Career
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It has long been the case that education and schooling sat in one corner whilst childcare, whether pre-school for babies and toddlers or after school and holiday care, sat in another, with parents responsible for finding, organising and, crucially, paying for the latter. Such childcare was and is currently provided by a combination ...

Educating Children on Diversity within Families

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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With thanks to Dr. Natalie Cheatle and Dr. Annika Clark at The Parent Space: www.theparentspace.co.uk   We live in an increasingly diverse society and children will inevitably have contact with people from many different cultures, ethnicities and family compositions. Parents play an important role in teaching children tolerance...

Redefining conventional families

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children
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There was a time when everyone could tell you what an ‘average family’ was. A Mum and Dad and 2.4 children (never quite understood that number myself) were the norm and every TV advert featured a stereotypical family of four with matching hair colour. But what is a conventional family now? Is there such a ...