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Mother’s Day – the what and when

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, New mum, Mother's Day, Family, Children
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Spring is here, and so Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has got to be close. Each year it is a different date, depending on where in the calendar Easter falls.  Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent, which in 2019 is March 31st. So, if the date of Mothering Sunday is dependent on Lent ...

Love

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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‘The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return’. David Bowie. I find these words from the late master of reinvention humbling. Someone can have ‘everything’, but, without love, it is nothing. As I sit here contemplating this, I am surrounded by tissues and various cold remedies, having succumb...

Educating Children on Diversity within Families

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, LGBT, Family, Children
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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 and appreciation of difference in order for them to flourish and succeed in their communities and the wider...

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 ...

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...