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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 ...

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...

Raising awareness for Rett Syndrome (and the importance of flexible working)

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Family, Children, Career
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        Rita Ross is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Retail and Business Banking at Barclays. She is also Mum to two children, one of whom has severe disabilities. For her great childcare and flexible working initiatives have been vital in allowing her to meet the additional care responsibilities of a child ...

Combining Motherhood & Career

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Family, Career
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Imagine having 4 children between the ages of 10 and 20. Now imagine combining motherhood with a successful career as Global Head of Diversity at one of the world’s biggest banks. Sounds exhausting doesn’t it? And yes, it is but it is also rewarding and fulfilling. Parental Choice asked Carolanne Minashi, who works at U...

Parenting Teenagers

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family
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As our children grow up our relationship with them changes, as does the way we parent them. Some children move with relative ease through the ‘tween’ stage and into teenage years, others have a rockier ride.  How, as parents, can we help our children negotiate these transition years as smoothly as possible? Stay Connected The ...

Parenting Tweens in 2014

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family, Children
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The pre-teen era is an exciting transformational journey for your child. It’s also an opportunity for you to really live, laugh and learn with them, polishing up on your own life skills so you can help them confidently navigate, fully engage with, contribute to the big, wide world. Alarmingly, it seems our 9 to 12 ...