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Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Uncategorized, Parenting, Flexible working, Childcare
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There were two stories in the press in the last couple of weeks which resonated here at Parental Choice HQ for different reasons.  Firstly, was the great news that a private bill relating to default flexible working for all was bought before Parliament by MP Helen Whatley.  We couldn’t agree more with her statement; “How ...

Sarah-Jane Butler is a Rising Star Champion!

by ParentalChoice
in Press Releases
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Press Release Sarah-Jane Butler is a Rising Star Champion!   Last night, Sarah-Jane Butler, CEO and Founder of Parental Choice, was recognised by We are the City as one of five amazing women who are championing the UK pipeline of female talent. Sarah-Jane, who attended the prestigious awards ceremony at The Landmark Hotel said ...

The Benefits of Boredom By Gill Sims

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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‘I’m bored!’  How many times do we hear those words as parents? I have lost count of the number of times my precious moppets have whined over the years that they are ‘bored’ as they demanded some form of entertainment be provided (or at the very least that their electronics be returned after being confiscated ...

LGBT pride month and how parents can support their LGBT children?

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, LGBTQ+, LGBT, Diversity, D&I, Children
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LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what has been achieved, and what is yet to be achieved when it comes to LGBT human rights. Pride month tradition started in the 1970’s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in the United States. 2019 is ...

A Kitchen Safety Guide for all the Family

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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3rd June is the start of Child Safety Week and we have created a family kitchen safety guide to keep you all safe. For many families the kitchen is the hub of the family home. It’s not just a place where food is prepared but is also often one of the most used rooms in ...

7 key ways to keep children safe at home

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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It is Child Safety Week on June 3, so here is are tips to keep children safe at home Children are often absorbed in their own interests and can be unaware of the dangers around them. There are several ways to help prevent injuries to children in the home, including supervising children, being aware of the ...