motherhood

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 ...

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 ...

Living with Teens

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Successful working Mum Fiona Severs of www.lexingtongray.co.uk tells us what it’s really like living with two teens and how she achieves a balance between career and family. Almost exactly fifteen years ago my life changed forever – I walked into hospital a career woman and I left a mother – with a tiny, snuffling newborn ...

Shared Parental Leave, Time it happened or Waste of time?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Career
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Last week, Jo Swinson, MP and the Minister for Employment Relations, confirmed that the Government’s plans for shared parental leave had come through consultation and were being included in the Children and Families Bill which will come into law in 2015. The aim of the legislation is to overhaul the current “Edwardian” (Nick C...

Post partum surprises…

by ParentalChoice
in New mum
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So you’ve had a baby and you have that lovely new Mum glow about you (ok, actually you look exhausted) and you’re falling in love with your little one but then you realise that things are happening to your body that you didn’t expect. You might get some of these or all of these, the ...

The birds and the bees….

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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A couple of weeks ago my colleague posted a status on our corporate Facebook page asking people when they thought children should be told about the birds and the bees. I had a little chortle to myself completely unaware that my six year old daughter was about to hit me with a series of questions ...